Pyper Davis began as executive director for Educare DC in September, 2014, and is responsible for overall leadership of Educare DC, including partnership, policy and funding strategies. Educare DC is a nationally accredited early childhood education program that serves 160 children and their families in Ward 7, one of the highest poverty neighborhoods in Washington, DC. Educare DC is part of the 23-school Educare Network, a national network of high-quality, research-based early childhood programs that prepare at-risk children for school.
Before Educare, Pyper spent over 10 years as the chief operating officer of The SEED Foundation. Pyper helped to lead the growth of SEED, where she was instrumental in opening the SEED School of Maryland, and in developing the talent, program model and infrastructure within SEED’s college-prep boarding school network. Prior to joining SEED, Pyper spent 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 in Asia. While at News Corp., Pyper helped create two successful joint ventures in Asia, launched and managed operations for Fox’s new cable sports business, Fox Sports Net, and served as president of cable network, FIT TV. After leaving News Corp., Pyper provided strategy consulting and private equity fundraising for early-stage technology companies as a principal with Katalyst LLC.
Pyper started her career as a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. Pyper has a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She served as a trustee of Princeton University from 2011-2015.