2013-2014 ANNUAL REPORT 1
STRENGTHS Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters, 2013-2014 was a great year for KIPP Delta Public Schools. Even while increasing our enrollment to the highest it has ever been, we continued to provide a high-quality education for the children who need us most, significantly increased our student and parent satisfaction rates, kept more of our teachers, and met our financial targets. This past school year we had some great successes. The Class of 2014 accumulated $2.4 million in scholarships—over $1 million more than any previous graduating class. We broke ground on our elementary wing and playground expansion, a project that represents the culmination of a $1.2 million capital campaign. KIPP Delta Collegiate High School was named the #2 high school in Arkansas by U.S. News and World Report—our fourth consecutive year in the top five. Our parents, students, staff, and supporters have all proven we have many strengths to build upon as we enter our thirteenth year. Throughout this report, you will see key statistics and stories relating to KIPP’s Six Essential Questions. These questions provide a yardstick by which to measure our progress, keep us focused as we grow, and guide us to help our students’ futures shine brighter. While we have much to be proud of from the last year, we also know there are areas for growth. Ultimately, our goal is to create a paradigm shift In the Delta by establishing centers of academic excellence that will compete with the top educational programs in the country. To do this, we must focus on increasing academic rigor, improving student retention, and prioritizing our talent recruitment and development. As we grow to serve more children, we will have to leverage all of our strengths, particularly the strengths of our staff, students, parents, and supporters. We are strongest together. Thank you for your belief in our mission. I look forward to continuing to share our successes, our challenges, and our progress towards our goals throughout the coming years. With gratitude,
FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KIPP DELTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
TABLE of CONTENTS 3 KIPP DELTA AT A GLANCE 5 KIPP DELTA FIVE YEAR GOALS 6 THE KIPP FRAMEWORK The Five Pillars The Six Essential Questions 7 SHAPING THE NEXT GENERATION Question 1 Question 2 9 RAISING THE BAR Question 3 12 KIPP BEYOND THE CLASSROOM 13 SUPPORTING OUR ALUMNI Question 4 15 PEOPLE ARE OUR STRENGTH Question 5 19
BUILDING SUSTAINABILITY Question 6
21 BUILDERS OF A BETTER TOMORROW
DELTA ELEMENTARY LITERACY ACADEMY, 2024 DREAM COLLEGE: UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DREAM JOB: ENGINEER STRENGTH: SELF-CONTROL
JALAYLAH JONES (COVER)
DELTA ELEMENTARY LITERACY ACADEMY, 2026 DREAM COLLEGE: YALE UNIVERSITY DREAM JOB: LAWYER STRENGTH: ZEST
AT A GLANCE KIPP DELTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS is a growing network of KIPP charter schools offering a free, college-preparatory education to children in the Arkansas Delta. In the 2013-2014 school year, we served nearly 1,200 students across four schools in HelenaWest Helena and Blytheville. In the 2014-2015 school year, we will serve nearly 1,400 students across five schools. OUR VISION is to create a paradigm shift in the Delta by establishing centers of academic excellence that will compete with the top educational programs in the country. This will not only encourage current residents to stay and pursue academic excellence in their own community, but also entice newcomers to seek academic opportunity in the heart of the Delta. THE MISSION of KIPP Delta Public Schools is to create and support schools that empower students from underserved communities to develop the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to pursue a college education and a life of value, joy, and integrity.
OUR SCHOOLS KIPP DELTA ELEMENTARY LITERACY ACADEMY PRE-Kâ€“GRADE 4 HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR
KIPP DELTA COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL GRADES 5-8 HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR
KIPP DELTA COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL GRADES 9-12 HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR
KIPP BLYTHEVILLE COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL GRADES 4-8 BLYTHEVILLE, AR
Blytheville, AR Helena-West Helena, AR
KIPP across the country 20 states (and the District of Columbia) 162 schools 58,000+ students states with KIPP schools
KIPP DELTA FIVE YEAR GOALS Goals are specific aims that set the fundamental long-range direction for our schools. They make it absolutely clear where we will concentrate resources. Each goal addresses challenges and areas of growth for our schools, areas where we must build upon our strengths to achieve desired results and further our mission. Our goals are directly aligned with the KIPP networkâ€™s Five Pillars and Six Essential Questions, which can be referenced on the following page.
BE THE SCHOOL OF CHOICE
KIPP Delta will be the school of choice for aspiring college-bound students in selected Arkansas communities.
IMPROVE READING & MATH INSTRUCTION
KIPP Delta will demonstrably improve reading and math instruction and engagement in order to increase its number of college-ready students.
EMPHASIZE & TEACH CHARACTER
KIPP Delta will emphasize and teach character strengths so that students are equipped with the skills necessary to move to and through college.
TOP & DIVERSE TALENT
KIPP Delta will attract and retain top and diverse talent.
IMPROVE FINANCIAL HEALTH
KIPP Delta will improve its financial health by creating stable revenue sources, aligning expenses to our goals, and creating a strong balance sheet.
THE KIPP FRAMEWORK Each KIPP region, including KIPP Delta, is guided by two key frameworks: KIPP’s Five Pillars and the Six Essential Questions. Together, these frameworks provide guidance for our work and help us measure our progress, success, and sustainability.
THE FIVE PILLARS
KIPP Delta’s approach to preparing all students for college and the world beyond is based on KIPP’s Five Pillars. These pillars, or core operating principles, are followed by KIPP regions across the nation.
CHOICE & COMMITMENT
POWER TO LEAD
FOCUS ON RESULTS
Our schools create a culture of achievement and support that makes no excuses based on a student’s background or prior academic performance.
Parents, teachers, students, and administrators all choose to be a part of the KIPP program and commit to doing whatever it takes to help students succeed.
Our extended school day and year provides roughly 40 percent more time for learning the core subjects, as well as for extracurricular programs.
Our leaders are inspirational educators who have control over their school budgets and personnel, allowing them maximum effectiveness in helping students learn.
We are constantly monitoring student achievement on standardized tests and other metrics to ensure that our students are prepared for high school, college, and life.
THE SIX ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
Before we can build upon our strengths to meet our five year goals, we must first know how we are doing. To help measure this, we ask ourselves a few questions, known as the Six Essential Questions. Our Six Essential Questions provide a yardstick by which to measure our progress, keep us focused as we grow, and guide us in helping our students’ futures shine brighter. The following pages dive deeper into these questions. QUESTION 1 ARE WE SERVING THE CHILDREN WHO NEED US?
QUESTION 4 ARE OUR ALUMNI CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN TO AND THROUGH COLLEGE?
QUESTION 2 ARE OUR STUDENTS STAYING WITH US?
QUESTION 5 ARE WE BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE PEOPLE MODEL?
QUESTION 3 ARE OUR STUDENTS PROGRESSING AND ACHIEVING ACADEMICALLY?
QUESTION 6 ARE WE BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FINANCIAL MODEL?
SHAPING THE NEXT GENERATION KIPP Delta aspires to be the school of choice for aspiring college-bound students in selected Arkansas communities of need. To do this, we must not only serve the students who need us, but we must keep these students with us throughout their academic life. During the coming school year, KIPP Delta will prioritize improving both student recruitment and retention to build stronger schools.
QUESTION 1 ARE WE SERVING THE CHILDREN WHO NEED US?
1,198 STUDENTS SERVED 92% AFRICAN AMERICAN
STUDENT BODY RACE/ETHNICITY
QUALIFIED FOR FREE OR REDUCED–PRICE MEALS
RECEIVED SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES
MILES TRAVELED BY BUSES EACH DAY
KIPP DELTA serves students from over 12 DIFFERENT CITIES INCLUDING: Forrest City, Marianna, Marvell, Helena-West Helena, Elaine, Lexa, Colt, Blytheville, Osceola, Gosnell, Armorel, Luxora
QUESTION 2 ARE OUR STUDENTS STAYING WITH US?
83% of students stayed with KIPP Delta
Student retention from 10/1/13 to 10/1/14
90% of families are satisfied with KIPP Delta
Agreed or strongly agreed with HSR survey question: “Overall, I am satisfied with this school.”
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BUS STOPS IN THE KIPP DELTA NETWORK
DREAM COLLEGE: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY DREAM JOB: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST STRENGTH: GRIT
DREAM COLLEGE: UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME DREAM JOB: PRO BASKETBALL PLAYER STRENGTH: SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE
DREAM COLLEGE: UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO DREAM JOB: ENGINEER STRENGTH: CURIOSITY
DREAM COLLEGE: HARVARD UNIVERSITY DREAM JOB: LAWYER STRENGTH: GRIT
DELTA COLLEGIATE HIGH, 2015
DELTA COLLEGE PREPARATORY, 2019
DELTA ELEMENTARY LITERACY ACADEMY, 2024
BLYTHEVILLE COLLEGE PREPARATORY, 2019
RAISING THE BAR We are determined to find out whatâ€™s working and not working for our students and families. We use data to help measure much of this. By looking at our data, we can understand our strengths and leverage them to meet our challenges head-on. While we outperformed the state in 48% of tested areas in the 2013-2014 school year, we must continue to raise the bar and prioritize academic rigor across our schools. Through collaboration, common assessments, and implementation of Common Core curriculum, we will push students to do rigorous work in all classes on a daily basis to prepare them academically for the road to and through college.
QUESTION 3 ARE OUR STUDENTS PROGRESSING AND ACHIEVING ACADEMICALLY?
BLYTHEVILLE PERCENT of KIPP BLYTHEVILLE students meeting growth targets on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) exam in MATH and LITERACY. [Fall 2013-Spring 2014]
PERCENT of KIPP BLYTHEVILLE students who were PROFICIENT or ADVANCED on the Arkansas Benchmark Test in MATH, LITERACY, & SCIENCE. [Spring 2014] BLYTHEVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
97 76 40
49 31 26
77 52 48
KIPP BLYTHEVILLE outperformed the Blytheville Public School District in 93% of tested subjects. 9
HELENA PERCENT of KIPP HELENA students meeting growth targets on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) exam in MATH and LITERACY. [Fall 2013-Spring 2014]
PERCENT of KIPP HELENA students who were PROFICIENT or ADVANCED on the Arkansas Benchmark Test in MATH, LITERACY, & SCIENCE. [Spring 2014] HELENA-WEST HELENA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
59 39 ALGEBRA
KIPP DELTA outperformed the Helena-West Helena Public School District in 100% of tested subjects.
AVERAGE ACT SCORES
20.5 KIPP DELTA (CLASS OF 2014) 20.2 ARKANSAS 20.9 NATIONAL
KIPP DELTA COLLEGIATE HIGH
HIGH SCHOOL IN ARKANSAS
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT 2014
DELTA COLLEGIATE HIGH, 2015 DREAM COLLEGE: SPELMAN COLLEGE DREAM JOB: OBSTETRICIAN & GYNECOLOGIST STRENGTH: GRIT 11
KIPP BEYOND THE CLASSROOM KIPP has been my life for the last seven years. As a senior, I know that KIPP is more than academics. KIPP requires a committed pledge to personal success—inside and outside of the classroom. If a student takes advantage of the full “KIPP experience,” he or she will— as I have—inevitably undergo a full character change. Most people don’t realize that beyond being honor roll students, KIPP students are also ball players, steppers, majorettes, and dancers. The values of working hard and committing to excellence go further than being honor roll students. These same KIPP mantras apply to my long, after-school practices for dance recitals and to emergency step practices for a Friday basketball halftime show.
I took dance classes when I was young. I picked dance up again in my sophomore year when the highly-anticipated class was first offered. I excelled quickly because of the work ethic I had already established through many years at KIPP. The following year, my teacher enrolled me in the advanced dance class. Here, I faced so many more challenges because this was a more structured type of dance, but I am as dedicated to becoming an excellent dancer as I am to becoming an excellent student. KIPP has instilled in me an unwavering work ethic, the desire to be great, and the common sense to apply that work ethic and desire to all areas of my life. SUMMER FARRIS
DELTA COLLEGIATE HIGH, 2015
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES • Choir
• Spelling Bee
• Marching Band
• Creative Writing Club
• Percussion Ensemble
• Student Government
• Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball
• Step Team
• Quiz Bowl
• Culinary Club
• Football Club
• Spanish Club
• Canoe Club
• Harvard Model Congress
• Soccer Club
• Art Club
• Boy Scouts
KIPP Delta Elementary Literacy Academy KIPP Delta College Preparatory School KIPP Delta Collegiate High School KIPP Blytheville College Preparatory School KIPP Blytheville Collegiate High School
SUMMER PROGRAM ACCEPTANCES • Grand Canyon Youth Grand Inspiration
• University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) • Georgetown University Summer Residential Program Pre-College Program
• Grand Canyon Youth Partners in Science
• University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) • Davidson College Engineering Summer Academy July Experience
• National Outdoor Leadership School
• University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) • Aspirnaut Summer Research Internship ACT Academy Vanderbilt Medical School
• University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Technology Awareness Program • Brown University Pre-Baccalaureate Program • Brown University Leadership Institute
• Christian Brothers University Summer Engineering Program • Franklin & Marshall College Prep Program
• University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology High School Research Program
• Arkansas Governor’s School
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SUPPORTING OUR ALUMNI KIPP is committed to seeing our students not only to college but through college as well. Working alongside teachers and school leadership to ensure all of our students go to and through college, KIPP Delta’s KIPP Through College program provides academic support and advising, helps students select the best college for their needs, assists with the financial aid process, and provides other support throughout high school and college.
QUESTION 4 ARE OUR ALUMNI CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN TO AND THROUGH COLLEGE?
165 KIPP DELTA ALUMNI % of students who GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL
95 KIPP DELTA AVERAGE 93 HIGH-INCOME AVERAGE* 83 U.S. AVERAGE* 72 LOW-INCOME AVERAGE* % of students who START COLLEGE
KIPP Delta alumni persisting in college, enlisted in the military, participating in national service, or who have graduated from a 2- or 4-year college as of fall 2014.
$2,800,000 (2010-2013 COMBINED) $2,400,000 (CLASS OF 2014)
62 45 KIPP DELTA’S CLASS OF 2010
University of Arkansas becomes KIPP Delta’s third college partner! Read more at kippdelta.org.
(our first graduating class)
is on pace to have a four-year college completion rate that is
THE NATIONAL AVERAGE
MORE THAN 5X THE LOW-INCOME AVERAGE
Mortenson, Thomas. “Family Income and Educational Attainment 1970 to 2009.” Postsecondary.org. Postsecondary Education Opportunity, 1 Nov. 2010. Web. [http://www.postsecondary.org/last12/221_1110pg1_16.pdf]
Help prepare students for life after college by providing a well-qualified KIPP Delta graduate an internship opportunity at your business!
First Year Teacher, Delta Collegiate High, ‘14-’15 DELTA COLLEGIATE HIGH, 2010 UNIVERSITY OF AR, PINE BLUFF, 2014 HOMETOWN: HELENA, AR STRENGTH: ORGANIZATION & PEOPLE SKILLS
KIPP is more than a school. It is a safe haven, a home, a solution to problems, and a journey. I joined KIPP in 2002, as part of the original class. As fifth graders, we had no idea what college was or how to get there. We definitely weren’t thinking about how our lives were going to change seven years later. Then, Scott Shirey, along with other founding teachers, explained the importance of “Climbing the Mountain to College”. This is where my KIPP Delta journey began. Throughout middle school, we talked every day about what colleges we were interested in and what we wanted to become in life. We took trips to various colleges and expanded our worlds. In high school, our journey up the mountain continued until we were accepted into college. This was not an easy task, but KIPP Delta is a place where the unthinkable is thinkable. Our teachers and leaders went “beyond Z” to empower each of their students, even after graduation. By the time I went to college, the KIPP Foundation had created the KIPP Through College (KTC) Program. They not only wanted to get students to college, but through college. Through KTC, I had advisors I could talk to about college and get assistance, when needed, throughout my journey. In 2013, I was given the chance to become a KIPP college ambassador. I was ecstatic to receive this opportunity. My goal was to help other KIPPsters on my campus, but in actuality the program helped me as well. It helped me academically, socially, and financially. The ambassador program pushed me to
be better academically and socially to be a walking role model for the KIPPsters I was assigned to assist. Financially, this program gave me money for essentials, which helped make college more affordable for my family. I knew going to and through college would be a very rigorous journey, but I used my strengths of organization and social intelligence to help me along the way. I have always loved working with others and assisting them in reaching their goals. I was able to put these strengths into action as I helped other students get organized for class and helped others with their social life. With these strengths, my cohort and I were able to take control of our academic and personal lives. In May 2014, KIPP helped me celebrate one of the most rewarding days of my life. I graduated from college and, like every other major milestone in the past twelve years, KIPP was there. After graduation I realized that KIPP had done so much for me that it was my obligation to be another beacon of light for students in my community. So I decided I would return to KIPP Delta and teach chemistry. The road is tough, but I hope that as a former KIPPster, and now a teacher, I can make the road just a little easier. Mr. Shirey would always tell us to pull the next one up. For me, the KIPP journey can’t end until I pull the next one up! KYESHIA WARD
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PEOPLE ARE OUR STRENGTH At KIPP Delta, we know that students thrive when they have a dedicated team of professionals working in concert with them, their families, and the community to ensure that they achieve success. Our sustainable people model is not simply built by the leaders of our organization—each member of our team is a crucial building block and an important steward of one of our most precious resources, our students. As we grow, we will prioritize strengthening our existing talent pipelines and forging relationships that will allow us to acquire the new talent we need to continue growing.
QUESTION 5 ARE WE BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE PEOPLE MODEL?
187 KIPP DELTA STAFF STAFF RETENTION
Staff and teachers working on 9/1/13 and hired until 4/30/14, who were still working on 9/1/2014.
TEACHERS AND INSTRUCTIONAL AIDS
SCHOOL-SITE SUPPORT STAFF
FOOD SERVICE, TRANSPORTATION, & CAMPUS CARE
REGION-LEVEL SUPPORT STAFF
KIPP THROUGH COLLEGE AND COUNSELORS
STAFF RACE/ETHNICITY 57% AFRICAN AMERICAN 40% WHITE 3% OTHER
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Top two photos: Blytheville Big KIPPsters with their Little KIPPsters
Center photo: Helena Big KIPPsters with their Little KIPPsters
YEARS WITH KIPP DELTA: 10 HOMETOWN: HELENA, AR STRENGTH: PASSION FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
YEARS WITH KIPP DELTA: 6 HOMETOWN: WEST HELENA, AR STRENGTH: GOING ABOVE & BEYOND
Fisher Fellow ‘15 KIPP DELTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Food Service Manager KIPP DELTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Physical Education Teacher ELEMENTARY LITERACY ACADEMY
9th Grade English AP of Language/Composition DELTA COLLEGIATE HIGH
YEARS WITH KIPP DELTA: 3 HOMETOWN: WEST HELENA, AR STRENGTH: COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION
YEARS WITH KIPP DELTA: 3 HOMETOWN: PHILADELPHIA, PA STRENGTH: SOLUTION DRIVEN
5th & 6th Grade English Teacher 6th Grade Level Chair BLYTHEVILLE COLLEGE PREPARATORY
T. K. REED
YEARS WITH KIPP DELTA: 3 HOMETOWN: LEBANON, NJ STRENGTH: POSITIVITY
YEARS WITH KIPP DELTA: 13 HOMETOWN: HELENA, AR STRENGTH: INNOVATION & ADAPTABILITY
Director of Transportation KIPP DELTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Front Office Manager KIPP DELTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
7th Grade Literacy Teacher 7th Grade Level Chair DELTA COLLEGE PREPARATORY
YEARS WITH KIPP DELTA: 7 HOMETOWN: EUDORA, AR STRENGTH: KINDNESS & WARMTH
YEARS WITH KIPP DELTA: 5 HOMETOWN: PEORIA, AZ STRENGTH: APPRECIATION OF CHILDREN
YEARS WITH KIPP DELTA: 3 HOMETOWN: WEBB, MS STRENGTH: GRIT & OPTIMISM
YEARS WITH KIPP DELTA: 2 HOMETOWN: HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR STRENGTH: RESILIENCY
Controller KIPP DELTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Instructional Assistant ELEMENTARY LITERACY ACADEMY
BUILDING SUSTAINABILITY KIPP Delta is committed to using our limited funds wisely and strategically. We strive to ensure the needs of our students are being met and our schools are able to serve our students for years to come. During the 2013-2014 school year, we met our financial goals and took another step toward financial sustainablility.
QUESTION 6 ARE WE BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FINANCIAL MODEL? REVENUE
SALARIES & BENEFITS
The current funding environment for public charter schools makes building a sustainable financial model difficult. A recent study by the University of Arkansas found that KIPP Delta Public Schools receive less guaranteed funding each year than traditional public schools.
GUARANTEED REVENUE Public Charter Schools Traditional Public Schools
Office for Education Policy, Policy Brief 11-1: Traditional Public School and Charter School Funding. University of Arkansas, 10 Oct. 2014. Web [http://www.officeforeducationpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/TPS-Charter-Funding-Updated.pdf]
Met Board Approved Ending Cash Target Unqualified Audit with Zero Significant Deficiencies and Material Weaknesses Met Board Approved Fundraising Goals for Annual and Capital Campaign
BUILDING A BETTER TOMORROW
In the fall of 2013, KIPP Delta launched the Building a Better Tomorrow Capital Campaign to build a new kindergarten wing and playground at KIPP Delta Elementary Literacy Academy in Helena. With a $1.2 million goal, we asked our supporters to help make this dream a realityâ€”and hundreds of you stepped up! Within eight months, the campaign goal was met and construction was underway. Our youngest KIPPsters will soon have a permanent home, as well as an engaging playground for imaginative learning. While building and maintaining high-quality facilities is essential to our mission, KIPP Delta receives zero dollars from the state or federal government for this purpose. This lack of facilities funding creates a disparity that is difficult to overcome. KIPP Delta, on average over the past four years, has received $2,064 less per pupil than the local traditional public school districts. The Building a Better Tomorrow Campaign heped close this gap in 2013-2014, and we could not be more grateful to the many individuals, organizations, foundations, and corporations, including many of our big and little KIPPsters, who made this possible. This campaign will allow KIPP Delta to put $1.2 million into revitalizing downtown Helena, where we have already invested over $7 million in the past twelve years. In the years to come, as we grow the number of students and communities we serve, we will continue to strive to infuse new life into the communities we serve.
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BUILDERS OF A BETTER TOMORROW KIPP Delta thanks the following individuals, foundations, and businesses who supported our students and schools during the 2013-2014 school year. Each of you truly are builders of a better tomorrow.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation KIPP Foundation The Louis Calder Foundation NORAC, Inc. The Walton Family Foundation
Achieve3000, Inc. Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce Dr. Kennan Buechter & Ms. Ginger Mortensen Ms. Amy Charpentier Mr. & Mrs. Marty Coco Mrs. Mary C. Colburn Cromwell Architects Mr. Dennis Delk, Larry Delk & Associates, Inc. Delta Dental of Arkansas Mr. Brett Dixon Entergy Mr. Don Frieson Graeber Foundation Ms. Meaghan Graul Harvard Model Congress Hays Food Town, Inc Mr. & Mrs. Pace Hindsley Hoang’s AC Hudson, Cisne, & Co., LLP The Hussman Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John King Mr. John King, III Ms. Jill Kolasinski J.J. & Beulah White Charitable Foundation Mr. Shen Lim Ms. Lisa Margosian Mississippi County Community Foundation Mississippi County Electric Cooperative Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard Dr. Steven Murray Nabholz Construction Corporation Mr. Ron Nurnberg & Mr. Joe Osgoode Phillips County Community Foundation Dr. & Dr. Stephen Pirtle Mr. Benito Quevedo, Aviation Repair Technologies The Richmond Company Mr. Othaman Sani Mr. Baxter Sharp Ms. Mary Gay Shipley Mr. & Mrs. John Shirey Mr. & Mrs. Scott Shirey St. John’s Episcopal Church Star of the Sea Church Turley Charitable Trust Mr. & Mrs. Luke Van De Walle Verizon Foundation Wired! Mr. & Mrs. Ed Pat Wright, Hickory Hill Pharmacy
Gifts of $100,000+
Gifts of $25,000-$99,999 Anonymous Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Arthur Rock & Toni Rembe Elementary School Growth Fund Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation Speaker Davey Carter Central Arkansas Planning and Development Mr. Cotter Cunningham & Mrs. Edie Rogat Doris & Donald Fisher Fund Mr. & Mrs. Tom Faust, Jr. Helena Health Foundation Nucor Steel Arkansas/Nucor-Yamato Steel Windgate Charitable Foundation
Gifts of $10,000-$24,999 Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Cunningham Mr. & Mrs. Dick Hendrix Monsanto Fund Wilcox Family Foundation Representative Darrin Williams
Gifts of $5,000-$9,999
Arkansas Public School Resource Center Mr. & Mrs. Jim Frazier Mr. Bev Hargraves, Hargraves Insurance Agency IPSCO Tubulars Inc. Kinder Morgan Foundation Lexicon The Nabholz Group Ready Foundation Trust RetailMeNot, Inc. Stracener Brothers Construction Corporation Share Our Strength Southern Bancorp Trinity Lighting William Demoret Trust Representative Eddie Joe Williams
Gifts of $1,000-$4,999
Mr. & Mrs. Mike Wright The Younger Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Randy Zook
Gifts up to $1,000
3 Rivers Flooring Dr. Anes Abraham Mr. & Mrs. Columbus Abrams Ms. Latonya Adams Mr. & Mrs. Tracy Adams Adult Medicine Clinic of Blytheville Ms. M. Christine Allen Mr. Philip Anderson Ms. Linda Anderson Williams Arkansas Northeastern Scrap Processing Ms. Shaena Arsenault Ms. Nancy Banks Mr. Ian Barber Ms. Lura Barber Mr. & Mrs. Corey Barnes Mr. & Mrs. John Barnes Mr. & Mrs. John Barton The Honorable Kathleen Bell Mr. Matthew Bengloff Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Bennett Mr. James Bennetts Mr. John Bennetts Ms. April Bentley Mr. Stephen Bernard Mr. Dan Berstein Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Billingsley Bishop Janes United Methodist Church Mr. & Mrs. Mark Bivens Mr. & Mrs. Drew Blankenship Mr. Jamie Booe Ms. Jane Bown Mr. & Mrs. James Boyd Ms. Michellda Bradshaw Mr. Bill Branch Mr. & Mrs. Bill Brandon Dr. & Mrs. Rene Bressinck Representative Mary Broadaway Mrs. Cassie Brothers Mr. Anthony Brown Brown’s Home for Funerals Mr. & Mrs. Mark Bryles Ms. Jordan Butler Mr. & Mrs. Robert Carey Ms. Susan Carter Mr. & Mrs. Dana Chadwick, Edwardian Inn Mr. David Chance Mr. Robert Cheek Mrs. Charisse Childers Mr. & Mrs. Clif Chitwood Mr. Carl Ciaramitaro City of Gosnell
Representative Ann Clemmer Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Colburn Ms. Kathy Coney Ms. Cheryl Conner Ms. Kaitlin Conner Mr. & Mrs. E.D. Cook The Corner Market Ms. Monica Costello Ms. Jessica Cozad Mr. Antwione Crawford Mrs. Jeanine Cummins Mr. & Mrs. Joe Tom Cunningham Mr. Buddy Daniels Ms. Joyce Daniels Mr. Michael Davidson Ms. Mary Helen Deck Ms. Jennifer Dedman Ms. Casey DeFord Delta Heritage Tours Mr. Colin Dentel Post Dever Electric, INC. Mr. Chintan Dipak Desai Mr. Dipak Desai Mr. Evan Dewey Representative Charlotte Douglas Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dryer Ms. Allison Dyer Economy Drugs Ms. Margaret Ellibee Ms. Juanita Ellis Ms. Cathy Ellis Lee The Elmwood Charitable Trust of October 1985 Ethan’s Shining Light Foundation Ms. Amanda Everett Mr. Will Fein Ms. Marquita Ford Mr. Doug Friedlander Ms. Mary Ann Garren Mr. Woodrow Gordon Mr. Michael Faught Ms. Helen Faulkner Ms. Cordelia Foster Mr. & Mrs. Willie Franklin Dr. & Mrs. W.R Frederick Mr. David Furth Mr. Charles Germany Mrs. Carissa Godwin Ms. Alice Goldsberry Ms. Angela Goodin Google Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Graham Ms. Stephanie Graham Ms. Christina Grantham Ms. Maura Graul Mr. Nathaniel Greeson & Mrs. Claire Godwin Mr. & Mrs. Frank Griffin, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David Grossbard Ms. Sara Guilliam
H & M Lumber Company Ms. Andrea Hamilton Ms. Lauren Hamilton Mr. & Mrs. Alan Hargraves Mr. & Mrs. Lucas Hargraves Ms. Isabelle Harkness Mr. & Mrs. William Harkness Harris Agency Mr. William Harrison Mr. Keith Hearnsberger Helena Bridge Terminal Helena Marine Service Mr. Jared Henderson Mr. Randy Henderson Mr. Ashley Higgins Ms. Karen W. Hilton Mrs. Carole Hinson Representative Monte Hodges Mrs. Diana Holmes Ms. Ebony Hooks Mr. Oscar Hoskins Mr. and Mrs. Jim Howe Mr. and Mrs. Otis Howe Ms. Joan Hubbard Mr. Carvian Hughes Mr. Guy Hughes Ms. Marlana Hughes Dr. & Mrs. Nathaniel Hull Mr. Luke Humphreys Ms. Bessie Hunt Ms. Phyllis Hutchison Ms. Rachel Hutchison Invictus Group Mr. James Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Mylas Jeffers Ms. Jo Anne Jennings JMS Russel Metals Corp Mr. Chris Johnson Mrs. Heather Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Sanford Johnson Ms. Charlet Jones Ms. Constance Jones Ms. Kendri Jones Kappa Kappa Gamma Mr. J. Kelly Mrs. Eveline Kent Mr. Andrew Kesl Ms. Marjorie Kesl Mr. Mircha King Mr. & Mrs. Frank Klink Mr. Thomas Klink Mr. & Mrs. Walter Korfmacher Mr. Wayne Kuykendall Mrs. Martha Lambert Mr. David Lampert Captain Gilbert P. Lauzon Mr. John Lawler Ms. Jamie Lee Mr. Randy Lemmons Senator and Dr. Steve Lincoln Mrs. Sarah Jean Lindsey Mr. & Mrs. Keith Linford Mr. Matt Linford Ms. Sarah Linford Ms. Mary Long Mr. Adam Lorton
Ms. Nicole Lybrand Mailboxes & Beyond Mrs. Julia Malinowski Ms. Liz Malinowski Ms. Rachel Matthews Ms. Jocelyn McDaniel Ms. Angela McGee Mrs. Kaye McKaskle Ms. Elizabeth McKean Ms. Kori Meehan Mr. Adrian Messina Mr. Nunzio Messina Mr. Kenneth Miller Ms. Anna Millham Mrs. Nancy Millham Mrs. Winnifred Millham Mrs. Sabrina Minyard Mr. Chalk Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Rufus Mitchell Mr. John Mixon Mr. & Mrs. Walter Morris, Sr. Ms. Margaret Mou Mr. & Mrs. Donald Musholt Mr. Marcus Nelson New Shelby M. B. Church Mr. Gary Newton Nibco, Inc Ms. Rose Nichols Ms. Mary D. O’Brien Mr. David O’Donnell Mr. Lewis Buckley O’Mell Ms. Heather Painter Ms. Mollie Palmer Ms. Dawna Parker Ms. Elizabeth Peckham Mr. E.L. Pillow Ms. G. Pillow Drs. Gill & Jessica Pillow Dr. & Mrs. James Pillow Mr. & Mrs. John Pinkerton Mr. Benton Pittman Planter’s Service & Sales Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Mrs. Lisa Polk Mr. Jesse Porter Jr. Mr. Keith Prevost Ms. Luetta Pulliam Mr. & Mrs. Benito Quevedo Ms. Kathleen Quinlen Ms. Kristen Raines Ms. Sarah Regan Ms. Adreana Rickett Mr. James Rickett Ms. Elvie Riggins Mr. & Mrs. Blake Robbins Mr. John Robbins, Helena National Bank Ms. Clarice Robinson Mr. Levi Rogers Mr. Andrew Rogoff Ms. Susan Rundbaken Mr. Richard Rush Ms. Jane Russell Mr. Jordan Samiljan Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Sanders Ms. Jacquelyn Sanders
Mr. & Mrs. Howard Saunders Mr. Jacob Schildtknecht Mr. & Mrs. Miles Schulze Ms. Ann Shackelford Mr. James Shemwell Ms. Laura Shiembob Mr. & Mrs. Bill Simmons Ms. Kara Smith Ms. Liz Smith Ms. Taneshia Smith Mr. James Russell Snapp Mr. & Mrs. Rayman Solomon Mr. & Mrs. Alan Spaulding Mr. & Mrs. Will Staley Mr. Taylor Steele Stephens Educational Program Mr. & Mrs. Bentley Story Mrs. Dorothy Stuck Mr. Stanley Swentkowski Mrs. Gloria Tappan Target Corporation Teach For America Ms. Mariam Tejeda Temps Plus Staffing Ms. Nicole Terry Ms. Kate Thomas Mrs. Carol Thompson Mrs. Lee Thompson Ms. Elizabeth Thorndike Mr. & Mrs. Jemar Tisby Mr. & Mrs. James Tootle, Sundaram, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Trible Ms. Brenda Trice Mr. & Mrs. Scott Trotter Mr. John Tull Mr. & Mrs. Gibson Turley, Sr. Mr. Patrick Turley Mr. Brett Turner Mr. & Mrs. William L. Turner Mr. & Mrs. Fred Van De Walle Ms. Teresa Velez Ms. Carolyn Vent Mr. & Mrs. Tim Vent Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Vonaschwege Ms. Jackie Wahls Wal-Mart Stores, Blytheville Ms. Melissa Walsh Ms. Ebonye Walton Mrs. Barbara Ward Ms. Shavonne Ward Ms. Lanina T. Watson Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Webster Ms. Elizabeth Wellborn Mr. Nathaniel White Mr. Kirk Whiteside Ms. Linda Whitfield Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Wiley Ms. Latoya Wiley Ms. Linda Williams Ms. Cheryl Williamson Mr & Mrs. John Wilson Ms. Shemika Wilson Ms. Lisa Wood Mr. Steve Wood Mr. & Mrs. Ron Woods
Ms. Corena Woosypitti Mr. & Mrs. Bob Wright Ms. Maisie Wright Mr. & Mrs. Mark Wright Mr. & Mrs. Peter Wright Mr. Andrew Yoder
KIPP Delta (2013-2014) Board of Directors
Sam Commella Nucor Steel Cathy Cunningham Southern Bancorp Community Partners Don Frieson Sam’s Club Robin Houseworth Holiday Inn: Blytheville Chalk Mitchell Attorney Ron Nurnberg Teach for America Baxter Sharp Sharp & Sharp Law Firm Representative Darrin Williams Southern Bancorp Joseph K. Wood Deputy Secretary of State Randy Zook Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce; Associated Industries of Arkansas
KIPP Delta (2013-2014)
Development Committee Chris Allen Community Member Cathy Cunningham Southern Bancorp Community Partners Megan Hargraves Mitchell Williams Law Robin Houseworth Holiday Inn: Blytheville Ron Nurnberg Teach for America Baxter Sharp Sharp & Sharp Law Firm
KIPP Blytheville (2013-2014) Development Committee
Chris Crawley That Bookstore in Blytheville Randy Henderson Nucor Steel Tamika Jenkins Great River Economic Development Lisa John Adams Nucor Steel Dr. Stephen Pirtle Mississippi County Primary Mary Gay Shipley Community Member Liz Smith Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce Lanina Watson Parent KIPP Delta appreciates all of our donors and supporters. Please let us know if we have inadvertently omitted your name or made an error.
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Published on Nov 14, 2014