Devon Community Hero - Tracy McDaniel


Tracy McDaniel: January 9, 2013

The January recipient of the Devon Community Hero Award is Tracy McDaniel, the founder and principal at the KIPP College Prepatory charter middle school in northeast Oklahoma City.

McDaniel's focus on a rigorous education curriculum, reading comprehension, parental support and high expectations has led KIPP students to achieve among the highest test scores in the city.

The success of the program also has allowed a large majority of the students who go through KIPP to go on to college.

McDaniel and KIPP were recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with a National Blue Ribbon Schools award.

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Tracy McDaniel is the founder and principal at the KIPP College Prepatory charter middle school

his program also has allowed a large majority of the students to go on to college