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Nikki Barnes

Nikki has over 20 years of experience teaching in and advocating for public schools. She became executive director of KIPP Massachusetts in 2020, after serving as its chief schools officer. Nikki joined KIPP Massachusetts as a sixth-grade humanities teacher at KIPP Academy Boston, where she served as dean of students and later as school leader. During her tenure, KIPP Academy Boston experienced some of the highest student academic growth in the state.