KIPP Texas Public Schools on March 9 announced Guadalupe Diaz as the next regional superintendent for KIPP Texas-San Antonio.
KIPP Texas-San Antonio has seven tuition schools educating more than 3,700 students in the San Antonio region and is part of the KIPP Texas network of more than 59 pre-K-12 schools with 34,000 students throughout Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and Sant ‘Antonio.
A press release states that Diaz will join KIPP Texas with more than 20 years of education encompassing community relations, people development, student outcomes and school leadership.
KIPP Public Schools officials said Diaz began her educational career as a bilingual teacher coaching students on San Antonio’s West Side. After teaching, she became campus instruction coordinator and coached and managed teachers from kindergarten through eighth grade.
Diaz then rose to assistant principal, coached teachers, and managed all school operations before being promoted to principal of IDEA Carver Academy.
In three years, she and her team were able to move the entire body of kindergarten through fifth grade readers from 26% to 77% reading and beyond grade level.
The release said Diaz also led the lowest performing school in the region to become the best, receiving a state “A” distinction and campus of the year. She then accepted the position of vice president of schools.
“We are thrilled to have Guadalupe Diaz join the KIPP Texas team and family,” KIPP Texas Public Schools CEO Sehba Ali said in a statement. “After an extensive national search for the next leader to take KIPP Texas San Antonio forward, we know he is the perfect fit to lead KIPP Texas-San Antonio to ‘A’ rated.”
KIPP Texas officials said they will open two new schools in August 2023: KIPP Somos Primary and KIPP Somos Collegiate.