MINI IMAH SHAHEED
Chief Executive Officer
KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools
Mini’imah Shaheed is chief executive officer of KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools, Georgia’s largest network of public charter schools, and is the first Black leader to hold the position. As KIPP Atlanta’s chief executive officer, she sets the direction for over 5,500 students and 750 staff across 11 campuses. Nationally renowned for preparing its students for college, career and life, KIPP leads joyful, identity-affirming, academically excellent schools.
Prior to this role, Mini’imah served as chief schools officer. She was also the founder and principal of KIPP STRIVE Primary School, KIPP Metro Atlanta’s first elementary school, established in 2012. Mini’imah began her career in education as a 2001 Teach For America corps member.
An alumna of the University of Pennsylvania, Agnes Scott College and Georgia State University, Mini'imah serves on the board of directors of the Georgia Charter Schools Association, she was named one of Atlanta Magazine’s Women Making A Mark in 2021, and she is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2023.