Danielle began her career in education 13 years ago as a Special Education Teacher for the Cayman Islands Government. Since that time, she has held the positions of Special Education Lead Coordinator, Deputy Principal, and Principal. She now serves the KIPP community as the Managing Director of Student Support Services overseeing the body of work for our Directors of Special Education, Directors of Academics for Exceptional Learners & Director of Academics for Multilingual Learners.
Danielle has always had a passion for Special Education and Support Services as she believes it is our duty to ensure that all children have equitable access to the education that they deserve. She considers herself fortunate to be able to assist students, educators, school leaders, and families in making the educational journey a success. Her educational philosophy is that schools are most effective when they take a holistic approach to this journey emphasizing the whole growth of learners. In this role she intends to prioritize collaboration between her regional team, the schools and families building on KIPP’s solid foundation to enhance the support services structure together.Close Bio
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After 21 years of working as an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse), Vickie received her BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) from Salem State University where she was awarded the Peer Award for exemplary nursing from her class and Professors. COVID-19 and Public Health certifications were obtained through John Hopkins and The University of Albany. Since the beginning of the Pandemic, Vickie implemented the COVID testing programs at KIPP and onboarded nurses across the region while piloting her new role as the Managing Director of the Nursing Program.
Vickie has vast experience in many areas of nursing from direct care, administration, teaching CNA (certified nurse assistant) classes, to field supervision of approximately 300 home health aides. Working as an Agency Nurse, Vickie was able to experience many types of nursing specialties and easily adapted to the different needs of each. While studying for her Bachelor degree, she found the love for School Nursing through the DPH (Department of Public Health) working for Peabody Public Schools.
Vickie began moonlighting for KALE in 2015 as a bus monitor and the opportunity to nurse at KIPP presented itself; she has since provided services for all grade levels in Lynn and in Mattapan. Vickie has been very active advocating to ensure KIPP meets the safety, and medical needs of the students, staff, and visitors; as well as advocating within the community of Lynn for the safety of its residents. Because of her advocacy, four additional security lights have been placed near the Lynn Community Health Center where many students receive primary care. As a KIPP parent she has great appreciation for the KIPP family and its mission; she is excited to continue her work as the Managing Director of the Nursing Program.Close Bio
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Lauren (Estebanell) Adams feels lucky to have been at KIPP MA for almost 12 years, where she initially started as the Founding Director of School Counseling at the High School (KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate), and then transitioned to the Regional Office where she joined the Talent Team. First as a Recruitment Manager, then Director of Recruitment, to now the MD of Recruitment & Retention, where she believes staff retention is one of the keys to student success since retention brings our staff, students, and families consistency, predictability, calmness, and greater sense of belonging.
Prior to joining the KIPP MA team, Lauren worked at The Oliverian School for five years; an alternative boarding school on a working farm. First dorm parent and Spanish teacher, and eventually ending her time at Oliverian as the Director of Student Supports, where she oversaw both the counseling and advisory programs. Lauren now has the pleasure of being one of Oliverian’s Board Members, where she has been a Trustee for 6 years.
Lauren is a native Spanish speaker, who feels she is at home when surrounded by love, laughter, strong hugs, and a lot of Spanish or Chilean food! Lauren lives on the northshore with her husband (Joe), and two sons (Seve and Luca).Close Bio
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Becca (Hazlett) Root is entering her 6th year working at KIPP MA. She started at KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary as the founding Director of School Operations. Becca transitioned to the regional office in the summer of 2020 when she joined the Development and Communications team. Her current role is the Managing Director of Development and Communications.
Prior to joining KIPP MA, Becca taught pre-kindergarten in Oklahoma City Public Schools with Teach for America. She graduated with her B.A. from Hamilton College in 2013, where she also played collegiate hockey, and received her Masters in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University in May 2020.
Becca resides in Boston with her husband, Jesse, and their dog, Nellie. Becca is an avid sports fan who loves to spend time hiking with their dog and exploring new restaurants and breweries.Close Bio
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Kate is passionate about supporting the wellbeing and development of educators, leaders and staff working on behalf of students and families. As Managing Director of HR and Talent Development at KIPP MA, her focus is on providing employees with the resources, accessibility and support they need in order to bring their best selves to work and remain engaged and fulfilled.
Prior to coming to KIPP MA in 2019, Kate worked in talent selection and recruitment, school operations, nonprofit fundraising and business development. A former public school teacher as well, Kate loves having the opportunity to witness KIPP MA’s excellent educators in action.
Kate graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Anthropology and History and holds an M.S. in Education from Pace University. She lives on the North Shore with her husband Josh and daughters Lila, Alice and Maisie.Close Bio
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Jonathan Haynes is entering his 6th year working at KIPP MA. He started as the Associated Dean of Students at KIPP Academy Boston before transitioning to serve as the Dean of Students and then Assistant Principal at KIPP Academy Boston. Jon currently serves as the Managing Director of KIPP Forward. Before joining KIPP MA, Jon worked as a Physical Education teacher and a Math Specialist at Prospect Hill Academy in Somerville, MA.
Jon is a native of North Carolina and holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Education. In his free time, Jon loves traveling with family and friends and winning fantasy football championships.Close Bio
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Shameka Coleman joined KIPP Massachusetts in 2014 as a founding elementary teacher at KIPP Academy Boston K-8. After teaching at KIPP for 4 years, Shameka became an Assistant Principal in 2018. During her time as an Assistant Principal, Shameka enjoyed coaching elementary teachers and leading professional development for KIPP Academy Boston K-8 staff. Shameka spent 3 years as an Assistant Principal before becoming the Managing Director of Equity & Engagement at KIPP Massachusetts the summer of 2021.
Shameka holds a B.A. in Sociology, with a self-designed minor in Medical Ethics, and a concentration in Women & Gender Studies. Shameka continued her education in graduate school and holds a Master of Education in Curriculum & Teaching.
Prior to joining KIPP Massachusetts, Shameka was an elementary teacher in Lawrence, MA. In her spare time, Shameka enjoys listening to music, traveling, and volunteering.Close Bio
Meg finds joy sharing curriculum and content with teachers and leaders. 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 MacIlvain 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 Director of Academics 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. Meg holds a MEd from Harvard Graduate School of Education and in 2016, Meg earned her EdD from UConn, which focused on research to improve teacher coaching and teacher development.Close 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 21 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.Close 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.Close Bio
Kate Kiley started her career in education teaching English in France. After completing two years of a teaching fellowship with AmeriCorps, Kate transitioned to City Year Boston where she supported site-wide extended day programs and managed a school-based team of AmeriCorps members. Kate joined the KIPP MA team in 2019 as the Education Programs Manager, focusing on building relationships with the Department of Education, reporting on district accountability, and supporting teachers with MTEL certification. In 2021, she transitioned to the role of Director of Compliance and Information Management where she now manages the Compliance team.
Kate graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a degree in French. In her spare time she enjoys relaxing with her dog, baking and tackling home renovation projects.Close Bio
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