Regional Leadership Team

Meg Smith

Managing Director of Secondary Academics

msmith@kippma.org

View Bio

Meg finds joy coaching and developing teachers. Through her work as Managing Director of Secondary Academics, Meg aims to improve the student experience by enhancing the quality of our curriculum and the ways that teachers and leaders implement that curriculum to best engage and excite students.

Meg Smith joined the KIPP MA team in 2015 as an Assistant Principal at KAB. While at KAB, Meg focused her attention on improving the student experience by coaching teachers. Under Meg’s leadership, the teaching team shifted lesson design to incorporate daily student data and create more student centric lessons. In 2018, Meg joined the regional office team as the ELA Achievement Leader for middle schools, taking the same focus to the regional ELA program. In 2020, Meg was promoted to Managing Director of Secondary Academics.

Since entering education as a History teacher in 2006, Meg has always sought opportunities to reflect, listen, and learn how to improve curriculum and instruction for students. In 2016, Meg earned her EdD, which focused on research to improve teacher coaching and teacher development.

Emily Dobell

Managing Director of Schools

edobell@kippma.org

View Bio

This spring, Emily is honored to transition into the role of Managing Director of Schools at KIPP Massachusetts. Emily began teaching in 2006 and taught middle school special education and math for six years before joining KIPP MA as a founding learning specialist at KIPP Academy Boston in 2012. She was then fortunate to enroll in the Fisher Fellowship after which she became the founding principal of KIPP Academy Boston Elementary in 2014. In 2018, Emily transitioned from elementary to high school as the successor principal of KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate. She is eager to apply her experience as a teacher and a principal in her new role, inspired and excited to learn from the new challenges ahead.

Emily lives in Lynn, MA with her husband (Josh), her daughter (Audrey), and her dog (Mac). When Emily is not working with her incredible KIPP MA team, she loves to laugh with her family, cook for her loved ones, and travel.

Emily Rodriguez

Managing Director of Elementary Academics

erodriguez@kippma.org

View Bio

Emily Rodriguez started in education as a middle school teacher in Queens, NY in 2001 as a NYC Teaching Fellow. She has spent the last 19 years teaching and leading in elementary and middle schools and central offices in New York City, Philadelphia, and the greater Boston area. Before she became the founding principal of Success Academy Harlem 3, she was a Dean of Students and Middle School Academic Director at a charter school in Brooklyn, NY.

Currently, she is the Managing Director of Elementary Academics for KIPP Massachusetts, where she has worked since 2012. Emily has 3 elementary school aged children. She is obsessed with making learning engaging, relevant, and meaningful.

Myisha Rodrigues

Managing Director of KIPP Through College and Career

mrodrigues@kippma.org

View Bio

Myisha R. Rodrigues, LMHC, is the Regional Managing Director of KIPP Through College and Career at KIPP Massachusetts Public Charter Schools. With over 15 years of experience in the education, mental health, and non-profit sectors, she has committed to facilitating the healing and development of individuals, organizations, and systems through leadership, coaching, and management as well as creative consultancy. Myisha is currently leading the development and implementation of a regional community of practice at KIPP Massachusetts to establish trauma-sensitive and healing centered practice throughout their k-16 program. Her praxis is guided by social justice advocacy, a critically conscious philosophy, trauma-informed leadership, and a solutions-oriented lens. Myisha has enjoyed presenting at local, national, and international conferences aiding in the professional development of her peers. As a licensed mental health counselor and certified Clinical Trauma Professional, her clinical practice is further enhanced with expressive arts, sensorimotor therapy, and mind-body practices. Myisha earned a B.A. from Emory University in Dance and Movement Studies and an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College. She is currently a PhD Candidate of Counseling & Psychology with a concentration in Transformative Leadership, Education, and Applied Research at Lesley University. Additionally, she is earning a certificate in Non-profit Leadership from Tufts University’s Institute for Non-Profit Practice and a graduate certificate in Trauma and Learning from Lesley University. Myisha serves on the Executive Council of the International Society for Policy, Research, and Evaluation in School Based Counseling (ISPRESC) and is a member of SEL4MA’s (Socio-Emotional Learning for Massachusetts’) Policy Committee.

Eveleen Hsu

Managing Director of Engagement and Equity

ehsu@kippma.org

View Bio

As a first-generation college student proudly raised in an immigrant household, Eveleen Hsu believes in the transformative power of a liberatory education involving families and communities. In her current role as Managing Director of Equity and Engagement, Eveleen works closely with families and communities in both Boston and Lynn to ensure that families and communities are at the table co-authoring the vision for our schools. In addition to family and community engagement, Eveleen leads and facilitates the region’s social justice work to ensure that we breathe life into our commitment of being an anti-racism organization. Through leading professional development, involving diverse voices, working closely with leaders, and coaching, Eveleen works alongside staff, families, and communities to advance our racial justice mission.

As a mother herself, Eveleen is passionate about centering student voice and ensuring that our youth feel seen, heard, and valued. Previously, Eveleen was the founding principal of KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary which she oversaw the growth from 19 staff and 125 students to over 70 staff and 630 students in grades K-4 within six years. During that time, Eveleen is most proud of her staff, students, and families’ commitment to creating a loving and rigorous learning environment prioritizing family engagement and the development of critical consciousness among students and staff. Out of the 950 elementary schools in Massachusetts that completed the state MCAS test, KALE was in the 90th percentile for ELA and 85th percentile for Math. Prior to becoming a principal, Eveleen was an instructional coach and taught reading, writing, and history in grades 5-8 and high school, in both the public school and public charter school sphere. This is her 12th year with KIPP Massachusetts.

Eveleen holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and a Master’s in Education from Harvard University.

Zach Trotsky

Managing Director of Operations

ztrotsky@kippma.org

View Bio
Zach Trotsky joined the KIPP MA team in 2015 as the Operations Manager at KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate (KALC). After three years of planning field trips, coordinating student events, and managing school-wide testing he was promoted to the Director of School Operations and took on additional responsibilities. Zach led the Operations team through many changes, including overseeing the design and construction of KALC’s current campus and move to Wheeler Street in Lynn.
Zach transitioned to the KIPP MA Regional Office in 2021 as the Managing Director of Operations where he manages the Directors of School Operations and the Facilities team.
Before coming to KIPP, Zach spent time as a youth soccer coach in Somerville and then coached KALC’s boys varsity soccer team for two years. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management and Policy.
Zach lives on the North Shore with his wife Sarah, and their two children, Avery and Emmett.

Eskedar Meshesha

Director of Finance

emeshesha@kippma.org

View Bio

Bio coming soon!

Kate Kiley

Compliance Manager and Title IX Coordinator

kkiley@kippma.org

View Bio

Bio coming soon!