Equal Opportunity Schools
North America, United States
Reid Saaris 2011 Global Fellow
Narrow the achievement gap in U.S. schools by working with principals to find “missing” minority students and implementing a rigorous 12-month college prep curriculum, including AP and IB classes, in the most underserved communities.
Reid Saaris graduated from Harvard with a Bachelor’s degree in government, magna cum laude, and the certification to teach secondary school social studies. After graduating, Reid coached soccer and cross-country running and taught history, economics, philosophy, and psychology at a large, rural high school in South Carolina for three years. In his last year, he was promoted to an administrative position, heading the AP and IB programs at the school. He is committed to ensuring that no student in the school would be overlooked for participation in AP or IB because of the color of their skin or the size of their parents’ paycheck. He recently graduated from Stanford with an MBA and a Masters in Education, receiving Stanford’s only 2010 Social Innovation Fellowship, as well as a Draper Richards Fellowship.