Benjamin Cabeza

About Benjamin Cabeza

Chief Strategy Officer

Ben oversees strategic and annual planning, regional data & analytics, and cross-functional projects for KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools. Before stepping into his current role, Ben led the KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools regional Data & Analytics team, which supports the region with student information and scheduling, data systems and infrastructure, assessment strategy, survey strategy, and data analytics. Ben had the privilege of growing the Data & Analytics team as the region grew and built the vision for data strategy and infrastructure to support the region with being data-informed and making the work for leaders and teachers more efficient and impactful.

Ben began his career in education as a 2009 Teach For America Corps Member in Charlotte, NC. Prior to joining TFA, Ben earned degrees in Public Relations and Speech Communications from the University of Georgia. After teaching middle school math for three years, Ben went to Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and earned a Master’s in Education Policy. During his time at Vanderbilt, he also served as a Research Assistant in the Special Education Department, completed a practicum with the Achievement School District, and completed a capstone project on the impact of turnaround schools. Ben entered the world of K-12 data as a Data Specialist with LEAD Public Schools, prior to joining KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools. He has also completed the Harvard Strategic Data Project Institute for Leadership in Analytics (SILA) program. On the side, Ben is the Board Co-Chair for a charter school in his hometown of Douglasville, GA.