Freddy Gonzalez

Guest Blogger

Chief Academic and Talent Systems Officer, KIPP Foundation.

Austin, Texas

Freddy Gonzalez is Chief Academic and Talent Systems Officer of the KIPP Foundation.

Freddy leads teams across the Foundation to create and improve curriculum and assessment for the KIPP network; support KIPP regions in improving student achievement; work alongside KIPP network leaders to facilitate opportunities for professional growth and development; develop overall talent strategy; and share KIPP’s resources and practices with other district, charter and education organizations.

Before joining the KIPP Foundation, Freddy worked at KIPP Austin College Prep as a teacher, assistant principal, and finally as principal for seven years. Under his leadership, the school earned Recognized or Exemplary ratings every year and earned distinctions in all possible categories. Prior to KIPP, he was the lead counselor with Settlement College Readiness Program in New York City.

In 2019, Freddy joined the board of EdFuel, a national nonprofit that helps education organizations recruit and retain top talent. He lives in Austin, Texas, and earned his master’s degree from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education, and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.

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Posted Dec. 23, 2020

Three Lessons We Learned Through This Pandemic in 2020

It’s easy to view remote learning through the lens of its deficits. After all, there’s really no substitute for the…

By Freddy Gonzalez

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Posted Nov. 18, 2021

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