Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP)

In May 2017, the Rice University Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) will graduate its eighth and final cohort.  As the collaboration with the Jones Graduate School of Business comes to an end, we are excited to announce that the principal certification program will soon be offered by the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice (teach.rice.edu).  More information will be available later this year.

Over the past eight years, we have created an extensive network of campus-based entrepreneurs focused on improving school and student outcomes. REEP’s current programs, focused on building the leadership capacity of current and aspiring school leaders, have enabled us to work with 338 leaders from 16 district and charter systems across greater metropolitan Houston.

  • 338 Networked REEP Educators
  • 173 Houston-based school principals serving over 175,000+ students
  • 62 REEP MBAs and MBA candidates working in education
  • 280 schools in the greater Houston area with REEP-trained leaders
  • 98% pass rate for Principal Certification Exam
  • Eight completed cohorts by May of 2017 


“The REEP Business Fellowship has been the single most targeted, specialized and strategic professional development I have ever experienced. As a brand new first time principal in charge of opening a new and unique school in less than three months, REEP has been an integral part of my journey, sustaining, maintaining and building me in my role as the founding captain ... The specialized strategies and skills that were honed and reinforced with the REEP experience have sustained my vision.”
 - Jyoti Malhan, Founding Principal of Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan Middle School, Houston ISD

“My takeaway was that my role was to make a difference as the leader on campus and to make that difference based on the needs of your campus, to take a risk, to do something different.”
-Tiffany Chenier, Principal of McNamara Elementary School, Houston ISD

“I think that what was particularly insightful about REEP classes was all the talk around tensions that exist in the school systems and how to navigate that. It really set us up for continued learning and reflection as we move forward.”
- Sarah Guerrero, Principal of Northbrook Middle School, Spring Branch ISD 

“What is unique about REEP is that it provides a dynamic space for cross pollination to occur between educators and individuals in other industries. The MBA coursework coupled with the REEP experience gave me a fresh perspective on what is possible in education.”
 - Barb Campbell, REEP Cohort 2/Class of 2011


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