Kimberly Neal
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Kimberly Neal

Innovation School Fellow: 2018

Kimberly Neal plans to launch a rigorous college preparatory high school designed to help students develop self-regulation, self-efficacy, and leadership skills through small learning environments. She aspires for her future students to have the opportunity to attend the country’s most competitive colleges.

Kimberly Neal served as the Managing Director of Secondary Education for KIPP:DC, where her responsibilities included coaching and supporting middle school leaders, supporting network-wide curriculum initiatives, and implementing strong culture systems. Previously, she served as a principal of KIPP:DC’s largest middle school, AIM Academy, which she turned around to become the highest performing school in Ward 8. Prior to her work for KIPP, Neal founded Muchin College Prep, which remains the highest performing school in Noble Network of Charter Schools and one of Chicago’s best schools.

She holds an M.S.W. from Washington University, St. Louis, an M.Ed. from Teachers College-Columbia University, and is a graduate of Relay Graduate School of Education’s National Principal Supervisors Academy Fellowship.