Quintin Lewis joined KIPP DC in the fall of 2014 as a founding Capital Teaching Resident at Arts & Technology Academy. He then became a lead teacher in kindergarten, the grade level lead overseeing Kindergarten, and the Saturday Day school coordinator. Quintin has served as the vice principal at ATA for four years and is now entering into his 3rd year of principalship at the same school he was a resident teacher almost 10 years ago. Quintin is now aiding in amplifying the brainpower of more than 300 Arts & Technology Academy students. He focuses on developing the whole child by preparing our youngest students academically, socially, and emotionally for choice-filled lives. He values caring for all people (big and small) because individuals are humans first. He believes it’s vital that our students love themselves, their community, and their education. Along with knowing that their contributions matter to the world. He is a native of the magical city of Birmingham, Alabama – home of the civil rights movement, delicious southern cooking, and good ole southern hospitality. Quintin earned his bachelor’s degree from Jackson State University, home to the Sonic Boom of the South. Prior to joining the KIPP DC team and family, Quintin spent a year working for the Missoula Children’s Theatre, teaching musical theatre production to children between the ages of 5-18 in the United States and Canada and dedicated years of service to New Stage Theatre as a resident tour director. When he is not busy teaching and leading, Quintin feeds his passion for dance by performing in theatre productions, watching Broadway shows and never missing a chance to see Mutha, Thee Beyonce herself in any way her can! Diehard Beehive member forever! He also enjoys traveling and spending time with close family and friends. Quintin lives by, in the words of the great Andre Deshields,
“…surround yourself with people whose eyes light up when they see you coming, slowly is the fastest way to get to where you want to be, and the top of one mountain, is the bottom of the next so just keep climbing.”

Quintin Lewis | Principal at KIPP DC: Arts & Technology, Washington, DC