Tasha Coble Ginn is Principal of Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School. 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.