Teachers and Staff

Teachers & Staff

The right team for the job.

Our smart, caring, devoted teachers, school leaders and staff are the backbone of the KIPP DFW family. We are grateful for these individuals and their passion for ensuring our students are prepared to lead bright, bold, compassionate lives.

Katie Hill KIPP Truth Elementary School Leader

Katie is absolutely thrilled to be the Founding School Leader at KIPP Truth Elementary. Prior to joining the KIPP DFW Team & Family, Katie was a principal intern in Durham Public Schools and the Director of Special Education at Maureen Joy Charter School in Durham, North Carolina. With KIPP DFW, she served as the Director of Special Education at KIPP Truth Academy, was a Miles Family Fellow and a Fisher Fellow. An alumna of Teach For America - Eastern North Carolina, she taught special education in inclusion, resource, and self-contained settings. Katie has served three times as a School Director for Teach For America at both the Mississippi Delta and Tulsa Institutes and was a Corps Member Advisor at the Chicago Institute. A recipient of the Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teaching Award, the Sontag Prize for Urban Education, and a national finalist for Teach For America’s Alumni Award in Teaching, she is also featured in Teaching As Leadership: The Highly Effective Teacher's Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap. Katie received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Colorado State University and holds a Master of School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Katie is driven each day to see students and teachers expand the landscape of possibility for all of our kids in Southern Dallas.

leadership team

Katie Hill

KIPP Truth Elementary School Leader

Arielle Kassner

Assistant Principal

Jessica Turner

Assistant Principal of Operations

Dante Johnson

Assistant Principal