Simon Hess oversees BPE’s school-based programs, including the teacher residency program. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Civitas Schools, an organization operating three Chicago International Charter School campuses serving 2,200 students. Prior to joining Civitas, Mr. Hess served as the principal of Gordon Tech High School in Chicago and was an administrator and teacher in the Boston Public Schools for eight years. He holds a BA in Religious Studies from the College of the Holy Cross, an MEd from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is the proud father of two beautiful little girls, a horrendous golfer, an enthusiastic eater, and a diehard Boston sports fan.