KIPP Oklahoma Leadership
MaDonna Arnold is the new Director of STEM for KIPP Oklahoma. She has 23 years’ experience in education, the last 14 being at KIPP Tulsa as a math/science teacher and instructional coach. Her love of all things STEM drives her to continue to build excellent programs that ensure students will not only succeed but love those subjects as well. With the love and support of her husband and three children, MaDonna graduated from the University of Tulsa. In her free time, MaDonna loves to craft, kayak, bowl, and spend time with her two grandsons.
Interim Executive Director for KIPP OKC and School Leader of KIPP OKC College Prep, Michael Carter, Jr. is an educator, musician and community organizer. Originally from Springfield, Massachusetts, Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and African American Studies from Northeastern University. Michael aspired to become a lawyer, but during his two-term internship with former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Michael discovered a passion for young people, education, and community. Michael then went on to earn a master’s degree in education from Smith College. After graduating, Michael served as a founding teacher for a charter school in his hometown, before moving to Oklahoma City where he worked as a reading teacher at KIPP. Michael transitioned to the nonprofit sector, briefly, where he traveled the country working in rural and urban communities on social justice issues. He later returned to traditional education as the assistant principal and then school leader of Greenwood Leadership Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
KIPP Tulsa College Prep’s (KTCP) school leader, Tiffany Corbbrey, is responsible for driving the school’s academic results and culture, while also increasing parental engagement. The former School-Leader-in-Residence at KTCP, Mrs. Corbrrey has served in many positions at KIPP including Assistant School Leader and 7th-grade science teacher. She was also a site director and instructional coach at Community Action Project. Mrs. Corbbrey received her BS in Elementary Education and M.Ed. in Urban Education from Langston University and is currently a doctoral candidate at Southern Nazarene University.
Interim Executive Director for KIPP Tulsa and KIPP Tulsa University Prep’s school leader, Donterrio Marzett, is responsible for the implementation of all aspects of this charter and for the day-today operations and management of the school. The former KIPP Tulsa College Prep Middle School school leader, Mr. Marzett has served in many positions at KIPP including Assistant Principal and Band / Music Instructor. Mr. Marzett received his BA in Music Education from Langston University and M.Ed. in Education Administration from the University of Oklahoma. Born and raised in north Tulsa, Mr. Marzett continues to reside in the community with his wife and son.
Melissa Olgine, Director of Literacy, started with KIPP OKC as a 5th-grade reading teacher in 2013. Since then she has taught 5th through 8th ELA, completed 4 years as an instructional coach and assistant principal, and loved every moment of it. For the past 10 years she has served at KIPP because every day she sees the hard working students, families, and staff of this organization “prove the possible”. Her mission is to improve literacy practices across the region so that students can lead choice-filled lives.
KIPP Oklahoma’s new Director of Student Support Services, Andrea Walker is a native of Oklahoma City and proud graduate of Douglass High School. She obtained her degree in Special Education from Langston University. In 2006, she was the first Student Support Teacher at KIPP Tulsa. Since then she has served as Student Support Coordinator, Assistant Principal, and Regional Student Support Manager. Andrea is beginning her 24th year in education and continues to be committed to providing a high-quality education to all students. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Higher Education Leadership with plans to complete in May 2023. She is the proud mother of two sons, O.C., III and Aiden.