Chief External Impact Officer
Manny Aceves joined KIPP SoCal as the Chief External Impact Officer in February 2018. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Dr. Aceves oversees Advocacy and Community Engagement, Development, and Marketing & Communication efforts. Prior to joining KIPP SoCal, Dr. Aceves was the Associate Dean for Strategic Partnerships and Educational Effectiveness in the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University. He remains connected to LMU as a member of the LMU School of Education Board of Visitors and as a part-time professor. As a champion for social justice, he expands his educational influence by educating teachers and future leaders through graduate-level courses in education policy and research. Dr. Aceves began his career in education as a classroom teacher at New West Charter Middle School in Los Angeles. He then served on the Board of Directors for WISH Charter and Playa Vista Elementary School Advisory Board, after serving as the Founding Chair of the School Site Council at Playa Vista Elementary School. In addition, he served on the Green Dot Public Schools Administrator-in-Residence (AIR) Program Advisory Board and was the Treasurer for the Association of Jesuit Schools and Universities Deans of Education Conference. Dr. Aceves was also a founding and former Board Member for the Teach for America Los Angeles Associates Board. Dr. Aceves is a triple alumnus of LMU, receiving his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership for Social Justice, Master of Arts in School Administration, and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He also holds California credentials in both teaching and administration.