Past REEP Summer Institute Instructors

Rick M. Hess
Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Executive Editor of Education Next, author of the Education Week blog “Rick Hess Straight Up” and his latest book, "Cage-Busting Leadership" 

Damon Beyer
Senior Executive Advisor at the firm of Booz & Company

Matt Candler
Founding CEO of New Schools for New Orleans

Paul Castro
Head of Schools, KIPP Polaris Academy

Stacey M. Childress
Lecturer of General Management, Harvard Business School

Elizabeth A. City
Executive Director of the Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) Program and Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Carolyn Coughlin
Principal with Kenning Associates

Colleen Dippel
Executive Director of Families Empowered

Mike Feinberg
Co-Founder of the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program)

Chris Barbic
Founder of YES Prep Public Schools

Rebecca Flores
Director of Government Relations, Houston Independent School District (HISD)

Michael W. Grojean
Director of Custom Programs, Rice University Executive Education

Doug N. Harris
Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Kaya Henderson
Deputy Chancellor for the District of Columbia Public Schools

Monica C. Higgins
Associate Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change, Harvard Graduate School

Meredith I. Honig
Ph.D., Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle; Senior Fellow at the Center for Educational Leadership and Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Affairs

Dianne Johnson
Trustee on the Board of Education, HISD

Duncan F. Klussmann
Superintendent, Spring Branch ISD

Mark Ledden
Founding Principal of Kenning Associates

Leo E. Linbeck III
Adjunct Professor of Management, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

Tom Loveless
Senior Fellow in the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.; member of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University , senior fellow in the Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings Institution

Don R. McAdams
President, Center for Reform of School Systems (CRSS)

Marguerite Roza
Associate Professor at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington

Jon Schnur
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of New Leaders for New Schools

James P. Spillane
Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Learning Sciences, and Management and Organizations, Northwestern University

Cherry Steinwender
Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Center for the Healing of Racism

Scott Van Beck
Executive Director, A+ Challenge (Former Regional Superintendent, HISD)

Elliott Witney
Chief Academic Officer, KIPP Houston

Linda Belans
KIPP Leadership Coach

Jeremy Beard, Former School Improvement Officer (SIO) for the Apollo 20 schools, Houston ISD

Cecilia Hawkins
Deputy Superintendent, Humble ISD

Josh McGee, Economist, public policy expert and research associate in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas

Brent Smith, Associate Dean of Executive Education and Associate Professor of Management and Psychology at Rice University

Maggie Van De Griend
Consultant/partner at Sokrates Partners LLC focusing on business performance improvement and teaching problem solving to new school leaders

Dave Schoof
Executive coach and consultant at Sokrates Partners LLC

Betsy Corcoran
Co-founder of EdSurge and a leading journalist, entrepreneur and public commentator on technology

Ann Ziker
Managing Director, Houston’s Education Pioneers

Rich Baraniuk
Victor E. Cameron Professor of Engineering at Rice University; Director of Connexions, a non-profit publishing focused on bringing textbooks and learning materials into the Internet Age.

Kristin Brennan
Chief Talent Officer, Citizen Schools

Kap McWhorter
Educator and advocate for multiple local and global humanitarian non-profit organizations.

Marie Bergeron
Director of Admissions Development, MBA for Executives Program at Rice University.