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Audience in Lecture






President & Chief Executive Officer


Educare DC


Pyper Davis is president and CEO of Educare DC, a high quality Head Start program that serves 424 children from prenatal to age 5 and their families in communities that have been historically underserved. Since joining in September 2014, Ms. Davis has led the organization to achieve significant performance milestones, including receiving national accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), initiating Educare DC’s Pre-K Enhancement and Expansion Program, and attaining highest designation (High Quality) in Washington DC’s Capital Quality system. Under Ms. Davis’ leadership, Educare DC has expanded its’ impact and voice in the District, including receiving two significant Head Start grants enabling the organization to nearly triple the number of children and families served. During her tenure, Educare DC has also established a formal advocacy presence, conducted training for hundreds of early educators, and most recently launched the Early Educator Fellowship, a unique opportunity for front-line early educators across DC to build their professional networks and skills. Prior to joining Educare, Ms. Davis spent more than 10 years as the chief operating officer of The SEED Foundation, where she helped build the nation’s only network of public, college-preparatory boarding schools. Ms. Davis spent the first 16 years of her career in the for-profit business sector, including nine years in the television business, primarily as an executive with The News Corporation, working in both a strategic and operational capacity in London, New York, Los Angeles and Asia. Among her achievements were the successful creation of two joint ventures in Asia, the launch of Fox’s new cable sports business, Fox Sports Net, and the relaunch of cable network, FIT TV, where she served as president. Ms. Davis’ experience also includes several years as a principal with Katalyst LLC, where she provided consulting and private equity fundraising for early-stage technology companies, and as a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She served as a trustee of Princeton University from 2011-2015, and was a fellow from the inaugural cohort of Seeding Disruption, which is focused on disrupting patterns of inequity in education across DC.

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