About Jamal Valentine

Managing Director of Talent

Jamal sets the vision and strategy for the Recruitment and Teacher Residency for KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools. Prior to this role, Jamal served as Director of Recruitment where he managed the recruitment and hiring process for school-based leadership and instructional roles. He began his career with KIPP in 2015 as a founding third grade teacher with KIPP STRIVE Primary School and has also served as Assistant Principal for KIPP Soul Primary School. Jamal began his career in education as a Teach for America corps member working in Fulton County Schools. He earned his Bachelor’s of Early Childhood Education from Clark Atlanta University where he learned the importance of a strong foundational education. Jamal believes that an excellent teacher can leave a lifelong positive impact on scholars.