Tasha Coble Ginn is Principal of Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School at Our Mother of Mercy.
Prior to working to prepare to open the doors of Cristo Rey Fort Worth for the 2018-2019 school
year, Tasha served as Head of Schools for KIPP DFW. Tasha was the Founding School
Leader at KIPP Voyage Academy for Girls in Houston for seven years. Tasha started her path
as an educator in 1998 as a Houston Teach for America Corps Member after graduating from
Texas A&M University. During her eight years as a classroom teacher Tasha worked in both
urban and suburban schools in the Houston and Dallas area. When she began her graduate
program at the University of Houston she planned to focus on curriculum development, however
her path was redirected by witnessing the extreme disparities between the urban and suburban
settings in which she taught. This led to her relocating to Harlem to be a founding leadership
team member of Democracy Prep Charter School.
In addition to her work in schools, Tasha is working towards her doctorate degree in educational
leadership at Texas Christian University. Her research is focused on the Black-White
achievement gap and school desegregation which followed Brown v. Board. As a native of Fort
Worth, Tasha feels it is an honor to be able to lead in such a wonderful city. She is excited to
finally be able to use the opportunities she has been afforded as a first-generation college
graduate to help the students of Fort Worth receive the education they deserve so they too can
attend and graduate from college.