Social Justice Humanitas Academy
San Fernando, CA
Name: Tim Knipe
Joined SRL: 2016
Tim Knipe is one of the founding teachers at Social Justice Humanitas Academy. In 2011, Tim and fourteen other teachers at a nearby public high school thought that they had a more effective way of teaching the population of largely Hispanic, low-income students. They wrote a plan and submitted it to the local school board. They agreed and gave them a new campus on which to open the school.
Before teaching, Tim spent 12 years as a writer and editor for the undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, 13 years as a business development director for a themed entertainment company, and 3 years as an environmental consultant for the Discovery Channel.