Can an all-girls charter school with a college prep curriculum help young women of color in Kansas City’s poorest neighborhoods succeed?
Tom Krebs thinks so, though he’s admittedly an odd champion for single-gender education.
“I’m a white guy from the East Coast. Why am I the leader of this effort?” Krebs, founding CEO of Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy, said at a community meeting last week. “I’m hoping long term I won’t be.”
In fact, hiring someone to lead the charter school is “the biggest decision we’re going to make,” Krebs says.