Co-School Leader, KIPP Corazón Academy
Colleen Kennedy is the Founding Co-School Leader of KIPP Corazón Academy Lower School in South Gate. Prior to founding KIPP Corazón, Colleen was a dean at KIPP Comienza Community Prep Lower School. Colleen began teaching at Comienza in 2012, teaching Kindergarten and also serving as a founding teacher for second and fourth grades. Previously, she was a teacher with Mastery Charter Schools in Philadelphia through Teach For America before joining the KIPP team and family in Los Angeles. Colleen received her M.S. Ed. in Urban Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and she double majored in Government and Psychology at the College of William and Mary. Outside of school, Colleen enjoys spending time with friends and family, running, reading, and exploring the scenery and sites of southern California.