School Leader, KIPP Endeavor College Prep
KIPP Endeavor College Prep is led by Ruben Alonzo. As a native of Crystal City, TX, located in one of the poorest counties in America, Ruben is committed to ensuring that an excellent education is accessible to all students. A third-generation migrant farmer, he worked throughout his childhood to help support his family, all while attending school and working toward his goal of attending college.
After completing his graduate degree in Massachusetts, Ruben relocated to Pharr, TX as a 2012 Teach For America Corps member. He was a founding teacher at IDEA Pharr College Preparatory School and after producing stellar scores in the classroom, he was then selected to serve as IDEA Pharr’s Assistant Principal of Instruction. Ruben then went on to found and lead Excelencia Charter Academy before serving as KECP’s Founding School Leader. Ruben plans to maximize student learning and performance, while providing students with the tools they need to succeed in high school, college, career and in life. Ruben holds a B.S. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.Ed. from both Harvard Graduate School of Education and Columbia University.