July 1, 2021

KIPP Massachusetts Announces New Chief Schools Officer: Emily DoBell

KIPP MA- July 1, 2021- KIPP Massachusetts is proud to announce our new Chief Schools Officer, Emily DoBell. During the summer of 2020, Emily transitioned into the role of Managing Director of Schools at KIPP Massachusetts, and we are proud to have her as our Chief Schools Officer.

KIPP Massachusetts Executive Director Rhonda “Nikki” Barnes comments on Emily’s transition, “I am so excited to have Emily DoBell as our Chief Schools Officer. She brings to this role a deep passion for school leaders and experience as a classroom teacher, elementary school principal and a high school principal. In fact, I taught alongside Emily and I know she is going to be a powerful leader. She has a vision for  supporting and developing school leaders, continuing to build on the strength of our KIPP Through College and Careers work, and for formalizing our regional Mental Health priority.  With Emily’s leadership, we are certain to re-enter safely, re-imagine schooling, advance learning and ensure our students soar toward a future without limits.”

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.

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