Filed Under: American Enterprise Institute, Education Next, Education Week, KIPP, KIPP Houston, Mike Feinberg, REEP Summer Institute, Rick Hess, Rick Hess Straight Up
Posted by: REEP/Rice News
REEP was thrilled to welcome Rick Hess back to Rice University a few days ago. Rick kicked off the last week of the REEP Summer Institute which focused on Innovation in the education industry. Rick is one of those high energy and thought-provoking presenters who easily connects with the audience keeping them totally engaged. Needless to say, our REEP students truly enjoyed his lectures and heated debates.
For those of you who donâ€™t know Rick, hereâ€™s a little bit of his background.
Filed Under: Houston ISD, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, MBA for Professionals, Patrick Henry Middle School, REEP Summer Institute, Sarah Stafford, St. Thomas University, Teach for America
Posted by: Amanda Nicolo
Sarahâ€™s an inspiration. Like most educators, she works hard to provide her students with the best education possible and sees every day as a fresh start. As we sat down to chat, I learned much about Sarahâ€™s work and her decision to pursue an MBA with REEP, an experience she â€śadvertise[s] all of the time,â€ť but above all, I met a vibrant, determined individual beginning an exciting new journey in educational leadership.
Filed Under: American Enterprise Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Burbank Middle School, Center for Education Reform, Chris Barbic, Diane Ravitch, Don McAdams, Hogg Middle School, Howard Fuller, KIPP, Marshall Middle School, Michael Harrison, Michelle Rhee, Mike Feinberg, REEP Summer Institute, Rick Hess, Teach for America, Whitney Tilson, YES Prep
Posted by: Weezie Mackey
A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Michael Harrison (Rice MBA Class ofâ€™ 2010) came to Houston with Teach For America in 2001. He taught English and reading at Hogg Middle School for five years while earning his Masters of Education. Michael left the classroom and became an administrator at Burbank Middle School where he learned about the opportunity to earn a Rice MBA through the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP).
â€śAfter three years of administrative experience, I had reached a point where I was looking for more of an academic challenge that would stretch my leadership capacity,â€ť Harrison says. â€śI thought REEP would be an amazing opportunity to stretch my thinking and gain a different approach to education.â€ť