On Friday, October 26th, KIPP GCP Pride High School surprised teacher and coach Mr. Geoffrey Muma with the news that he had earned KIPP’s national Harriett Ball Excellence in Teaching Award.
The Harriett Ball Excellence in Teaching Award, named after the teacher who inspired KIPP, recognizes outstanding teachers from across the KIPP network. The winning teachers are recognized for their leadership in and dedication to improving outcomes for students in educationally underserved communities.
Mr. Muma has been a teacher at KIPP Gaston for nine years. He is the AP US Government teacher at Pride High and the head coach of the football team. KIPP ENC alumni often cite his class as their favorite, recognizing his passion for the subject, the truly college preparatory rigor of the work, and his unique sense of humor that keeps students engaged day in and day out. On the football field, he is known as a dynamic and inspiring coach, who models leadership and humility for his team.
Mr. Muma is the seventh educator from KIPP ENC to be honored with the Harriett Ball Excellence in Teaching Award. Past winners include: Michele Stallings, Brett Noble, Andrew Allen, Joey Plum, Gara Bell, and Tammi Sutton.
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Muma on this tremendous honor!
Mr. Muma with his daughter (a student at KIPP GCP Primary), the KIPP GCP Pride HS football team, and his wife, Christina, who teaches Chemistry at KIPP GCP Pride HS.