"PLUS provides bi-weekly coaching as well as access to a network of other like-minded leaders, helping to ensure that our residents’ always have somewhere to turn for support and problem solving."
Gregory Leap - Leadership Coach
Greg joins PhillyPLUS after serving as the School Leader of KIPP West Philadelphia Prep, which in 2014, had the fourth highest School Performance Ranking of the city’s 33 middle schools. Greg joined KIPP West in 2011 as a Miles Family Fellow and founding 7th grade math teacher. He led his students to the highest state test proficiency rating (93%) in KIPP Philadelphia history. Prior to joining KIPP, Greg was a Teach for America corps member in Atlanta, where he taught mathematics and reading at Crawford W. Long Middle. He remained at Long Middle for five years, where he chaired the school’s Data Team and coached football, basketball, and baseball. During his summers in Atlanta, Greg worked at the Teach for America Atlanta Institute, holding multiple leadership roles including Corps Member Advisor Coordinator and School Director. Greg received his B.A. in History with a minor in Political Science from Penn State University and his M.A.T. in Secondary Social Studies from the University of Southern California.