NEW ORLEANS (August 28, 2019) – Today, KIPP New Orleans Schools (KNOS) highlights KIPP Central City Primary (KCCP) Teacher Katie Hurley. During the 2019 KIPP School Summit, she received the Harriett Ball Excellence in Teaching Award. Named after the educator who inspired KIPP’s founding, the award was given to her for being an outstanding teacher who is committed to improving the lives of students in underserved communities. This award is one of the highest forms of recognition that a KIPP teacher can receive; only a small number of teachers are selected annually from across the country.
KNOS Chief Executive Officer Rhonda Kalifey-Aluise said, Congratulations to Katie Hurley on winning the Harriett Ball Excellence in Teaching Award. She has been an outstanding educator committed to impacting the lives of students not only at her school, but across New Orleans. We are proud of her!”
KCCP School Leader Korbin Johnson said, “Katie is an incredible teacher to her students and a true leader on our team. We have always noticed her impact, but it is great to see her recognized nationally. She is more than deserving of this award.”
Hurley is in her 8th year of teaching at KCCP and has performed in the top 5% of teachers in KNOS and above the 95th percentile across the entire KIPP Foundation.