Managing Director of Student Services
Kim Dammann currently serves as Managing Director of Student Services for KIPP SoCal Public Schools. She currently oversees the Special Education and Mental Health & Support Services teams. Kim joined KIPP SoCal in 2011 and has worked to grow the regional supports and programs to our most vulnerable populations. Under her current tenure, the California Charter School Association recognized KIPP Raices as having one of the top ten special education programs among California charter schools. Additionally, KIPP’s program was highlighted by Innovate Public Schools as one of the highest performing schools where best practices help students with disabilities achieve high levels. Prior to KIPP, Kim was a Resource Specialist Program Coordinator for Total Education Solutions, where she managed the special education compliance and services for over 30 charter schools in the Los Angeles region. Kim began her teaching career at Five Acres, a school and residential treatment facility for abused and neglected children. In her ten years teaching at Five Acres, she taught kindergarten, second, sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Her last six years were spent in the role of Lead Teacher, overseeing the school’s Junior High Program.