Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders | Tiffany Holmes
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Fellow Profiles

Sector

Charter

Education

PA Superintendent Certification

Gwynedd Mercy University

 

M.S. Education – Curriculum and Instruction,

College of Staten Island

 

B.A. English and Africana Studies,

Rutgers University

 

Administrative Certification,

Western Governors’ University

Tiffany Holmes

Head of Schools
KIPP Philadelphia
2017 Neubauer Fellow

“Being a part of the Neubauer Fellowship provided me with the opportunity to learn from the most brilliant minds in education and the business sector. I received tools to turnkey what I learned in my daily work and time to collaborate and problem solve with my peers. Together, we are transforming urban education in Philadelphia.”

Tiffany has served as Head of Schools for KIPP Philadelphia since 2019. In this role, she supervises and coaches principals within the KIPP Philadelphia network as well as develops and provides monthly professional development for KIPP assistant principals and principals. Under Tiffany’s leadership, KIPP has achieved improvement across all secondary schools, a decrease in violent incidents, an increase in Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) with growth in math and English Language Arts (ELA), an increase in teacher retention, and an increase in student daily average attendance rate. Prior to this role at KIPP, Tiffany was principal of Mastery Charter School’s Clymer Campus. Under her leadership, Clymer increased math state assessment scores by 6%. In addition, 4th grade students increased their science Pennsylvania System for School Assessment (PSSA) scores by 6% and Kindergarten-2nd grade students saw a 12% increase in reading at grade level.

 

Tiffany has been an educator since 2002. Prior to becoming a principal, Tiffany served as a 2nd and 3rd grade teacher, 6th and 7th grade science teacher, lead teacher, and assistant principal. Tiffany received the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year award in 2006 and a Community Service Award from the National Association of University Women in 2017. Tiffany grew up in Roselle, New Jersey.

2017 Neubauer Fellows Page