6th Grade Humanities Teacher
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Kip is the product of Jesuit schooling. He attended the Saint Ignatius College Prep and the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he majored in Philosophy and served as a Midshipman in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) and as a Deputy Finance Officer in the United States Marine Corps. Upon separation from the Marines, Kip worked as an Operations Manager for Wells Fargo Securities.
After eight years in brokerage, Kip transitioned into the classroom, teaching fifth and sixth grades in Los Angeles, California and Richmond, Virginia.
Moving to St. Louis in 2008, Kip began his first “tour of duty” at City Academy, teaching fifth and sixth grades. In 2015, Kip left to become the Director of Gifted and Talented for St. Louis Public Schools. Returning to CA this year, Kip resumes his role Sixth Grade Humanities Teacher where he shares his two great passions, reading great literature and economics, with his students. Kip is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.
Kip has been married to his wife, Rodnee, for twenty-five years. They are the proud parents of Zachary and Rylie, both City Academy alumni.