Kip became the new Illinois Virtual School director in July of 2018. Prior to his work at IVS, Kip was the inaugural director of the Expanding Learning Opportunities Consortium (eLo) where for four years he led an online learning consortium comprised of three Illinois school districts spanning seven high schools. Kip spent the first ten years of his professional career at Leyden High Schools starting as a business instructor and serving in other leadership roles including an online learning coordinator and response to intervention director. Kip holds a master’s in educational leadership from Concordia University and a master’s of educational technology from Boise State University. Kip currently sits on the Board of Directors as the Vice-Chair for Walther Christian Academy and is a member of the Illinois PK-12 Digital Learning Advisory Council.