Kip Morales is a 2019-20 Teach Plus California Senior Policy Fellow. Kip teaches 10th grade English at Alliance Collins Family College-Ready High School, where he is a national award-winning sponsor of the Junior State of America club. From 2013-2018, Kip acted as an instructional coach for teachers from entry level to master, and now he acts as a seasonal Teacher Development Manager for TNTP’s Roots LA. He was awarded the 2014 Alliance District-wide Teacher of the Year. He is on the board of directors for the Junior Statesmen Foundation (JSA) and has previously been a member of the ELA curriculum development team for two school districts, one in New Mexico and the other in Los Angeles. Kip was also a Teach Plus Policy Fellow in 2016 and 2017. Kip feels he was born a teacher; he continuously has been a teacher of various disciplines since teaching for the Burbank Tennis Club at the age of 16. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BA in English and received his teaching certificate from the University of New Mexico.