Dorchester native Amanda Seider has been appointed chair of the KIPP Massachusetts board of directors. Seider replaces Michael Kendall, who served as chair since 2011 and will remain on the board of the organization, which educates 2150 students in grades K-12 in Lynn and Mattapan.
“I’m honored to take on this important role,” said Amanda Seider, “and I’m grateful to Mike for his great work as chair. Through a period of extensive growth, both in scale and complexity, Mike has ensured we’ve stayed true to what makes KIPP great - a focus on strong results, a joyous, nurturing culture, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels."
Seider is a graduate of Boston Public Schools and first-generation college student, who holds an AB from Harvard College and a master’s degree from Emory University. Today, she serves as chief of staff on the Teach For America Massachusetts regional team. She began her career as fourth grade teacher in Atlanta and has spent her career in the nonprofit sector.