KIPP Texas - Dallas/Fort Worth

KIPP Pleasant Grove Leadership Academy

Grades Served
Grades Served 2023-24 SY 6-11
Founded 2017
Teachers 29
Students 420

KIPP Pleasant Grove Leadership Academy is KIPP Texas – Dallas/Fort Worth’s newest campus, opening its doors in 2017.  We believe in the potential of each child and therefore refer to our students as leaders. We strive for our leaders to be prepared for the future of their choice, so this means preparing them to be successful in high school, college and beyond. In order to do this we believe in providing rigorous academics, developing our leader’s character, youth advocacy, and promoting voice and choice.

Anne Smead

School Leader

"Children have this amazing way of becoming exactly who we tell them they are. If we tell them they are strong, they become strong. If we tell them they are kind, they become kind. If we tell they are capable, they become capable..." - Amy Weatherly

Anne Smead is a native small town Texan who has chosen to chase excellence and champion equity through education. After her own high school experience moving from a public to private school, Ms. Smead realized the inequities that exist in education based on where you live. Graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelors of Arts in Public Administration and a Minor in Community and Civic Engagement, Ms. Smead entered the classroom as a high school Algebra 1 teacher in Selma, Alabama at Selma High School. Wanting to be closer to family, Ms. Smead made the move back to Texas, teaching high school math in Dallas ISD while earning her Masters of Arts in School Leadership from Southern Methodist University. Ms. Smead currently serves as Interim Principal at KIPP Pleasant Grove Leadership Academy, where she previously served as a founding fifth grade math teacher and teacher leader.

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