School Leader, KIPP Ignite Academy.
Natasha Ortega is the School Leader of KIPP Ignite Academy. Before joining KIPP LA, Natasha served in multiple school leadership positions, including Assistant Principal at a Pre-K to 8th grade school in Chicago. While there, she led teachers in professional learning around inclusive practices while also serving as supervisor of the Special Education Program and Parent Bilingual Advisory Council. She started teaching in 2009 after receiving her Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Mexico. Since then, she has gone on to receive her Master in Teaching from Dominican University and her Master in School Leadership from Harvard University. It is her deepest honor to lead a school community that challenges all children to reach their fullest potential.