Dr. Melissa Kim is the Deputy Chancellor of DC Public Schools. In this role, she leads the district’s 116 schools as well as all programs including academics, interventions, innovations, equity initiative, and family engagement to ensure that DCPS provides rich and rigorous experiences for all students. Dr. Kim has been an educator in DC for more than 20 years, and she previously served as Chief Academic Officer for KIPP DC, where she worked closely with secondary schools and special education services to ensure student success. Prior to that, Dr. Kim worked as a partner at New Schools Venture Fund and the principal of Deal Middle School. Dr. Kim grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Colby College, a Master of Arts from Trinity College, and a doctorate of education from the University of Pennsylvania.