Meet the KIPP Forward Team

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India Williams

Director, KIPP Forward


Ms. India is responsible for leading and managing the region’s KIPP Forward department. Miss India also develops strategic partnerships with organizations that can help prepare alumni for success in high school, college, corporate, and entrepreneurial environments. She has been with KIPP for five (5) years.

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Gail Walters

College & Career Readiness Coordinator

Mrs. Gail works closely with our kippsters grades 9th through 11th. She has been with KIPP for 10 yrs.

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Jessica Gomes

Access & Persistence Manager


Ms. Jessica works with seniors in high school and beyond on all things college and career-related! She's been with KIPP for over two (2) years.




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Bonisile Ikemba

Real World Learning Program Manager

Bonisile Ikemba is the Real World Learning Program Manager and new to the KIPP Forward Team. Real World Learning is a regional initiative with a mission to graduate all high school students with not only a diploma but at least one Market Value Asset such as college credit, work experience, industry recognized credentials, and/or an entrepreneurial endeavor. Bonisile leads this work at KIPP KC and is responsible for creating the strategic plan for how this initiative will be implemented at KIPP Legacy High school. Her role includes collaborating with teachers, administrators, families, students, and community and business organizations to curate meaningful and transformative real world learning experiences for our students inside and outside of the classroom.