Adjunct Lecturer in Education Policy
Founding Executive Director of KIPP Jacksonville Schools
Tom Majdanics earned a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia, an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago. He is the Founding Executive Director of KIPP Jacksonville Schools.
KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools with a track record for preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 125 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving over 40,000 students.
KIPP Jacksonville opened the first KIPP schools in Florida - KIPP Impact Middle School in 2010 and KIPP VOICE Elementary in 2012. KIPP Jacksonville plans to grow to five schools in the coming years – all sited in the Northwest Jacksonville area, where educational outcomes have the greatest need for improvement.
Prior to joining KIPP, Majdanics served as a founding board member of KIPP Jacksonville while leading a $30M business unit as a Director for MSC Group, a Jacksonville-based health care firm. Earlier in his career, he worked in the strategy and venture capital fields in Chicago for firms such as Bain & Company, Citadel Investment Group, and First Analysis Venture Capital.
Course: PPOL 671. Education and Public Policy