Allison Fansler joined KIPP DC in 2006 and is currently serving as the president. In this role, Allison oversees the financial, real estate, talent, development, and general operations of the 1300-employee organization. During her time with KIPP DC, Allison has managed the network's expansion from two to 20 schools, now serving more than 7,000 District students. Under Allison's leadership, KIPP DC has dramatically increased private and public fundraising and is one of very few charter networks nationally boasting a BBB+ credit rating.
From 2007 to 2009, Allison completed the Broad Residency, a nationwide education leadership program. Prior to joining KIPP DC, Allison spent three years at the KIPP Foundation's San Francisco office, and, prior to that, Allison worked in the United States Department of the Treasury. Allison earned a BA in Spanish from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.