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Kelly Garrett

Kelly has served as executive director of KIPP St. Louis since 2011, prior to which he was executive director of the Rainwater Charitable Foundation. He began his education career as a 1992 Teach For America corps member in Houston, then co-founded Project Chrysalis Charter Middle School, a high-performing middle school serving students whose families faced economic hardship. Kelly went on to found Perea Preschool in Memphis and serve as director of business development for KC Distance Learning.