Nikki Miller never thought she’d open a school. But for the past year and half, she dreamed of nothing but opening the doors to KIPP Nashville College Prep — KIPP Academy’s second charter middle school in the city — located in the Whites Creek area.
Though the school’s charter originally was denied in May 2012, Metro Nashville School Board members granted it the next month. And two weeks ago, Miller’s dream finally came true, when 96 fifth graders rushed through her school’s doors.
Miller shared about the sometimes bumpy road to opening a school, and the opportunities that lie ahead.