School Leader, KIPP Generations Academy
Tricia Kiely Dong is the Founding School Leader of KIPP Generations Academy. From an early age, her family taught her the importance of community, family, and education. Tricia grew up in Torrance, California and received her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations (Global Business) and Sociology from the University of Southern California. She began her career in education as a Teach For America corps member in Waianae, Hawai’i where she had the opportunity to teach 7th and 8th grade math inclusion at Waianae Intermediate School. Tricia joined the KIPP Team and Family when she moved to San Jose, California to be a part of the KIPP Heritage Academy founding team. For five years, Tricia held the different roles of 5th grade founding math teacher, 6th grade founding math teacher, 6th grade-level chair, Assistant Principal, and interim School Leader. Tricia joined the KIPP SoCal Public Schools Team and Family as a School Leader Fellow and Assistant School Leader at KIPP Corazon Upper School, KIPP Academy of Innovation, and KIPP Academy of Opportunity. Outside of the classroom Tricia enjoys traveling to foreign countries, going to USC football games, watching Netflix, and finding good local food. Tricia is excited and grateful to continue her education journey back to the community where generations of her family have called home!