Cherese Brauer: T2L Leadership Coach

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Cherese Brauer began her teaching career through The New Teacher Project’s D.C. Teaching Fellows program in DC Public Schools. With DC Public Schools, she served as an elementary teacher and literacy coach. She joined KIPP DC in 2006 as a founding fifth grade teacher for WILL Academy and then served as vice principal at AIM Academy. Cherese completed the Fisher Fellowship in 2011 to found Heights Academy, KIPP DC’s second elementary school. In 2014, she founded Quest Academy, KIPP DC’s first school turnaround at the elementary level. She is fiercely dedicated to yielding transformative educational and life outcomes for students of underserved communities by building capacity in the teachers and leaders who serve them. Cherese currently works at the KIPP Foundation as the Instructional Leadership Director where she supports KIPP’s network of over 200 school leaders in executing the best leadership practices to deliver on the promises we make to students and their communities.

Cherese holds a BA in African American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in TESOL from American University. She loves dancing, delicious food and good people.