Founder & Chief Executive Officer
KIPP New Jersey
Ryan Hill is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KIPP New Jersey, and was the founding principal of TEAM Academy, a KIPP middle school in Newark, New Jersey’s South Ward. Under his leadership, KIPP New Jersey has grown from one to six schools, currently serving around 2,500 students and alumni in grades K-12. Each year, approximately 80% of students who attend a KIPP NJ school in 8th grade matriculate to four-year colleges, a track record that has led to a waitlist of over 9,000 students. KIPP NJ will grow to ten schools in Newark, serving 11% of the school-aged population. In August of 2014, KIPP NJ opened its first of five planned schools in Camden, NJ, where it will grow to serve 22% of the city’s students.
Prior to founding TEAM Academy, Hill was a Teach For America corps member in New York City, where he taught sixth grade. He is a winner of the Bank of America Local Heroes Award and the New Schools Venture Fund Impact Award. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and he holds an M.Ed. in Education Leadership from National Louis University. He is also a graduate of the Broad Academy for Urban School Leadership.