Educational Champion Award

We recognize an exceptional leader who has helped KIPP Minnesota advance our mission of confronting educational inequity both within our schools and throughout the North Minneapolis community.


2019 - Sondra Samuels

Sondra Samuels, President and CEO of Northside Achievement Zone

Sondra Samuels helped launch KIPP Minnesota, recruit students, and served on our board. Now, she shares NAZ resources generously as we work to constantly improve community engagement and student outcomes. For her incredible work and unrelenting optimism, we declare Sondra Samuels our inaugural Educational Champion.