This first week of May, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. We couldn’t be more excited to shine the spotlight on our extraordinary KIPP Texas educators, who are the core of our organization. We can’t thank them enough for the time, energy, and passion they exude each day across our 59 KIPP Texas schools.
Throughout Austin, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, and San Antonio, our nearly 1,845 teachers Champion Equity while providing an academically excellent education for our 32,000 Little KIPPsters. With 70% of our teachers identifying as Black, Latinx, or Hispanic, they represent the faces of Little KIPPsters and, together, Persist with Purpose.
It has been an exciting Spring semester as KIPP Texas is recognized as being among the best high schools in Texas! Four KIPP Texas high schools were ranked among the top high schools in the nation by the Jay Mathews Challenge Index High School Rankings, formerly known as America’s Most Challenging High Schools, published in The Washington Post. Read more about it here. Also, six of our KIPP Texas High Schools are ranked among the best in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report! Check out the blog post here.
Of course, this would not have been possible without our KIPP Texas teachers. Thank you for supporting our students with the opportunity to shine brilliantly!
Want to celebrate your teacher this week?
We welcome any shoutout to a teacher you want to celebrate. Please send us a message or video to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us why you love your teacher. We would love to highlight your KIPP Texas Teacher!
Consider a hand-written note from your Little KIPPster telling their teacher how appreciative they are of them. Nothing is sweeter than a thank you note from the heart.
Stay tuned throughout the week to watch schools from around the KIPP Texas host “social media takeovers!” Let’s get the party started!
Big KIPPsters, on behalf of KIPP Texas Public Schools, we value and appreciate the dedication to our students, supporting them through not only their educational journey but through life by providing identity-affirming, brave and belonging spaces for them. Thank you.
If you are reading this and would like to be a part of the KIPP Texas Team and Family, Check out our careers page to learn how you can become a Big KIPPster at KIPP Texas!