KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary Team - KIPP Nashville

OUR TEAM

Meet the KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary School team — our school leaders, teachers, and support staff.

KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary School’s mission is to positively impact ALL students’ lives by building a school grounded in love for our students, families, and our community. Our team is committed to helping students begin the path to college as early as possible, with hands on learning and quality instruction.

 

Leadership Team

Zoë Beckham

Zoë Beckham

Dean of Operations

University of Southern Mississippi

Katie Elam

Katie Elam

Dean of Student Support

University of Tennessee

Steve Frederick

Steve Frederick

Assistant Principal

Northwestern University

Amy Galloway

Amy Galloway

School Leader

Penn State University

Instructional Team

Amy Barr

Kindergarten, Lead Teacher

California Polytechnic State University

Alison Brunk

Kindergarten, Associate Teacher

University of Mississippi

Rebecca Bunnell

First Grade, Lead Teacher

Texas Christian University

Abby Cooley

Second Grade, Associate Teacher

The University of Georgia

Courtney Corcoran

First Grade, Lead Teacher & Grade Level Chair

Vanderbilt University

Audrey DeBerry

First Grade, Associate Teacher

Tennessee State University

Julie Farris

Kindergarten, Lead Teacher

Northern Kentucky University

Mary Katherine Geismar

Second Grade, Lead Teacher

Sewanee: University of the South

Tamara Grant

Tamara Grant

First Grade, Lead Teacher

East Carolina University

LaFonda Hayes

LaFonda Hayes

First Grade, Lead Teacher

Fisk University

Katie Hoffmeier

Katie Hoffmeier

First Grade, Learning Specialist

Tulane University

Jennifer Jenkins

Jennifer Jenkins

Kindergarten, Lead Teacher & Grade Level Chair

Elmira College

Joseph Jenkins

Joseph Jenkins

Second Grade, Lead Teacher

Tennessee State University

Destiné Lacen

Destiné Lacen

Second Grade, Lead Teacher

Tennessee State University

Elizabeth Mack

Elizabeth Mack

Kindergarten, Lead Teacher

Emory University

Megan Murray

First Grade, Associate Teacher

State College of New York at Oneonta

Tanvi Patel

Tanvi Patel

First Grade, Lead Teacher

UNC - Chapel Hill

Dayna Perry

Dayna Perry

Yoga Teacher & Associate Teacher Instructional Coach

University of Tampa

Katie Rippberger

Katie Rippberger

Kindergarten, Lead Teacher

University of Kansas

Kelsey Smith

Kindergarten, Associate Teacher

Vanderbilt University

Carmen Wicker

Second Grade, Lead Teacher

Kaylie Williams

Reading Specialist

The University of Texas

Meg Wing

Meg Wing

Second Grade, Lead Teacher

Arizona State University

Mary Beth Winston

Kindergarten, Associate Teacher

Lucy Wrenn

Music Teacher

Augustana College

Francine Zirker

Special Education Paraprofessional

Non-Instructional Support Team

Tori Charette

Tori Charette

Counselor

University of Florida

Omar Crawford

Behavior Support Specialist

Suzanne Kelly

Operations Coordinator

The University of Georgia

Meco Polk

Meco Polk

Behavior Support Specialist

Auburn University

Jorie Smith

Office Manager

Elizabeth White

Family and Community Engagement Specialist

University of Mississippi