MEET THE PRINCIPALS
Sarah English: Sarah was a founding 3rd grade ELA teacher at KIPP Washington Heights Elementary, where she served as Dean for 2nd and 3rd grade for two years. As Dean, she managed 14 teachers and was responsible for ensuring the growth and achievement of 180+ students. Sarah has also taught ESL; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades; and served as Grade Team Leader prior to joining KIPP. Sarah holds a B.S. from Babson College in Business Management and an M.S. from Hunter College in Elementary Education. She is also a proud KIPP mom!
“At KIPP Freedom we forge a pathway of enduring access to opportunity for all students. We cultivate innovative thinkers, skillful communicators, and revolutionary agents of change. By prioritizing student-driven learning experiences, students own their quest for knowledge. We lovingly nurture students to be socially-conscious citizens who engage their voice to advocate for self and others. We work passionately to afford our students the freedom to choose their paths, their truths, and their futures.”
Lariely Sanchez: As a founding teacher at KIPP Washington Heights Middle School, Lariely served as the Dean of Teaching and Learning, Dean of Students, head of the Writing and ELA departments, and more. Lariely’s career began in the South Bronx where she taught fourth grade for three years in a dual-language charter school as part of her Teach for America commitment. Lariely received a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and a M.S. Ed. in Dual Language Education from Bank Street College of Education.
“At KIPP Freedom we believe we are the right people at the right time to continue the revolutionary fight for a just, free, and equitable world. Through rigorous academic and character education, we love and push each other to reach our happiest and highest selves. We develop independent leaders who think critically, work collaboratively, and act courageously. As a team and family, we use the power of our voices, our stories, and our writing to create a world that honors our past, transforms our present, and liberates our future.”