April Montgomery Goble

Executive Director

KIPP Chicago

April Montgomery Goble is a visionary leader who has transformed KIPP Chicago into one of Chicago's leading public school networks. Her current work around artificial intelligence development champions the human relationships necessary for conscious adoption and centers teachers as co-designers.

Her passion for design, art, and community development has made a lasting impact on students, teachers, and communities in the classroom and beyond. In this role, she has launched signature programs, including the Whole Child Initiative, the Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice, and the McNair Impact Fellowship, re-envisioning the role of public education in community revitalization. Under her leadership, KIPP Chicago has been recognized as Chicago Public Schools' highest-performing school network for multiple years.

As a first-generation college graduate, April understands the transformative power that education can have on the lives of individuals and communities. As an undergraduate, she studied Philosophy, with a focus on symbolic logic, at Indiana University. Following this, she joined Teach for America in Washington, D.C.