The young men who attend KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys will be equipped with the academic skills, social competencies, and character traits necessary to navigate life challenges, attend and complete the college of their choice, and return to become the leaders of their community.
The vision of KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys is that within fifteen years of its opening, an alumnus of the school will take leadership of the academy and, together with other emerging leaders from his class, reshape the northeastern region of Houston using a plan of their own design.
Students are also expected to be positively contributing citizens within their communities. To that end, we have established a set of values that are reflected in the life of Frederick Douglass. These values guide the decisions that we make in the school, as we model how we would like our students to make decisions in their lives.
Entering my 5th year of teaching, and my third year with KIPP, I have always worked hard to serve students in under served communities. As a music teacher who comes from an under served community, I identify with my students, and push them to be successful, using their creative talent! Music education has changed in the past 20-30 years, and we are trying to grown and adapt within this. Having STEAM programs, where students in every grade from K-12 should have the opportunity to be exposed and taught, adds value beyond measure in the lives of our students. The Arts are essential to a well rounded student; this is my fight for my students. Music is my life; teaching is my lifelong passion.
I am a 7th Grade Math Teacher with KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys. I have been teaching middle grades mathematics for a total of 5 years. My mission is to empower my students to become outstanding and influential citizens within their community and the world.
I am a sixth grade ELA teacher at KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys, and I am passionate about creating meaningful, high-quality lessons that challenge students to grow academically, socially and emotionally.
I am a career educator, dedicated to ensuring that the lives of my students are enriched and that the are ready not only for high school, but also college and life. I serve student who come from traditionally under-served communities; students who, without proper guidance may end up with negative life outcomes. I am committed to changing their trajectory towards great things!
5th Grade Science Teacher
I am a fifth grade science teacher at KIPP Polaris Academy for boys. I have been teaching for three years and I love to allow students to get a little bit closer to their goals.
8th Grade Science Teacher
Hello All! My name is Satiah Monu and I am the 8th grade science teacher at KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys in Houston, TX. Polaris is the ONLY all boys school in the KIPP network as well as one of the few all Boys school left in Houston. At Polaris, we strive to equip our boys with the tools necessary to self-emancipate, redefine stereotypes and change their world through education. Our boys work hard all day, every day and they deserve access to the best of education. That's where you come in!
8th Grade Science Educator
I am an 8th Grade Science Educator at KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys in Houston, TX. My boys success is my motivation for the work I do. It is my duty to equip them with the knowledge and skills to get to and through college.
5th Grade ELA Teacher
I'm the 5th grade ELA teacher at KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys in Houston, TX and this is my third year looping with my boys. It's my strong belief that all students should have access to quality books in their classrooms. Reading truly is fundamental, and with your help I hope to bring more quality books into my classroom.
I am an 8th Grade English Teacher at KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys. I would like to raise money for interesting reading material for my students and build our classroom library. With these funds I would be able to provide the opportunity for our young men to explore the world and gain a passion for reading. As we may know students who do not find interesting reading material tend to not become invested. Therefore, with this money I hope to find relevant material that will spark their interest and awaken their passion through literature.
Dean of Lower School
My career began as a math teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I've always loved math and I enjoyed being able to pass that love along to my students. Currently, I'm the Dean of Lower School at KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys in Houston, TX. Every day I work hard with an amazing group of educators who are dedicated and passionate about the work they do. I do my very best to give my students and teachers what they need in order to be successful.