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Tevera D. Stith was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.  She was raised by her mother and grandparents to put God first and live by the golden rule.  These most important lessons are perhaps what geared her toward a career in education. Ms. Stith began her career in college admissions at the College of William and Mary where she also earned a B.A. in History. She left the College of William and Mary after two years to serve as Associate Director of Admissions at Kenyon College.  After Kenyon, she joined the Office of Admissions at Swarthmore College where she also served as Associate Director and led the college’s multicultural recruitment efforts.  Following her time at Swarthmore, Ms. Stith fulfilled a professional and personal goal by returning to her high school alma mater, St. Paul’s School for Girls, as Director of College Counseling.  While at St. Paul’s Ms. Stith received several awards for her service to the community and commitment to the student body.  She served in that role for eight years before coming to KIPP DC as the Director of the  KIPP Through College in January, 2012. Ms. Stith has served as a national delegate for the National Association for College Admission Counseling and has also presented several times at their national conference.  Ms. Stith lends her time and experience to many organizations and non-profits who support first generation and underrepresented students going to college.  She truly believes that every child should have the opportunity to go to college and has made it her life’s mission. When Ms. Stith isn’t helping to guide KIPPsters and other students to and through college, you can find her in the kitchen!  She loves to cook and can tell you how best to broil, bake, sauté, or fry nearly anything!

Tevera Stith – tevera.stith@kippdc.org