Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP)

Program Overview

The Rice University Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP), housed in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, provides a comprehensive management and entrepreneurship experience that enables education leaders to improve the delivery of education. Over the past eight years, we have created an extensive network of campus-based entrepreneurs focused on improving 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
  • 61 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
  • Seven completed cohorts by May of 2016 


“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 re ection as we move forward.”
- Sarah Guerrero, Principal of Northbrook Middle School, Spring Branch ISD 

Andrea Hodge

Andrea Hodge

Executive Director, REEP
Lawrence Kohn

Lawrence Kohn

Director, Program & Evaluation, REEP
Kim Huseman

Kim Huseman

Associate Director of Programs and Talent Development, REEP
 Zachary Garcia

Zachary Garcia

Assistant Director for Operations and Marketing, REEP