T.A.P. Educational Enterprises is a one stop shop for all of your school improvement needs.
T.A.P. Educational Enterprises' mission is to implement a systematic organizational change, demonstrate instructional best practices, provide collaborative partnerships, community engagement and to improve academic outcomes for all schools. Led by a team of enthusiastic and outside the box thinking professionals who are driven by providing solutions to unique education concerns. T.A.P. is a one-stop shop for all of your school improvement needs.
Based in Charlotte, NC our consultants hold administrative licensure’s in multiple states and offer over 60 years of combined experience!
Todd Pipkin is the founder of T.A.P Educational Enterprises. Todd comes with an impressive and proven track record of school reform and start-up expertise! Todd was the Vice-President of Educational Services for Edison Learning and was instrumental in improving the academic performances in the schools districts of Petersburg, VA and Marlboro, SC. Todd was also part of an administrative team of principals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district that successfully implemented a full school conversion turn-around at The Olympic Community of Schools.collaborate with us
As educators, we each hold the passport to student success. We must accept the responsibility that no student who crosses our path should fall short. We realize that there may be students, who challenge the education system, by not delivering the outcomes we seek. However as educators we must have the mental mentality that asks “have we exhausted all of our options?” The educational data from the past decade and most notably, from the Pew Research Center Report that compares the United States to other countries displays the challenges we face in providing a quality education to every child.
At TAP, our philosophy is that educators must make learning relevant to what students enjoy and understand. We must ask ourselves how teachers can improve teaching and learning to make it fun and exciting. The days of lecturing “do as I say” are far cries of the past and outdated. Educational staffs must find ways to collaborate collectively and smarter to produce a global student that corporations and the world are seeking to hire. Teachers and principals must work together to establish open lines of communication that ask the question, “is this what is best for our students?” The decision on types of instruction, enrichment programs, curricula procedures and policies must be a student-driven model. For too long, decisions have not put the student first, but rather other platform agendas! TAP believes that not having a student-centered focus has forced our industry to make drastic changes in how we educate students.
This is where TAP Educational Enterprises can provide solutions to comprehensive educational roadblocks! TAP Educational Enterprises has a coalition of collaborating industry experts that can address and create solutions.
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Is Head of School for Rocky Mount Prep in Rocky Mount, NC and was the Founding Head of School for The Male Leadership Academy of Charlotte, which opened in 2012! The Male Leadership Academy of Charlotte is an-all boy’s private Christian school. Todd has been instrumental in establishing significant community partnerships, but not limited to, UNC Charlotte Urban Collaborative, Novant Heath, Bo jangles, Johnson & Wales University, Coca-Cola, Speedway Charities, The Foundation of the Carolinas, Winthrop University, Simply Language, Tiny Techz, and Promising Pages! The Male Leadership Academy of Charlotte has demonstrated strong academic gains in all four years of its existence. The kindergarten, first, second, and third grades scores from the Iowa national norm test showed that these grades performed above their grade level. Todd was influential is developing a year round calendar, student-led conferences, Common Core implementation, a school wide mentor initiative, Parent Academies, Mandarin Chinese’s language curriculum, S.T.E.M extended day program, Martial Arts classes, and Counseling partnership with Winthrop University. The Male Leadership Academy of Charlotte was just recently selected to participate in the distinguished SEED20 social venture partners’ campaign.
Prior to the Male Leadership Academy, Todd was the Vice President of Education Services with Edison Learning. As the Vice President of Education Services, Todd was instrumental in improving the school districts of Marlboro and Clarendon County in South Carolina and the Petersburg School District in Petersburg, Virginia. Todd’s insight and guidance helped Clarendon County meet 100% of the districts AYP goals for the 2010-2011 and Marlboro County Schools improved their Math scores by 11%. In Petersburg, Virginia Todd worked with both A.P. Hill and J.E.B Stuart Elementary Schools in providing staff professional development, collaborating community partnerships, and helping both schools in meeting their academic achievement goals.
Prior to Edison Learning he worked as a Principal for an urban charter school in Phoenix, AZ where the school achieved remarkable AIMS scores in Math, Writing and Reading. Phoenix Magazine recognized the school as one of the top Charter schools in Phoenix and by the Arizona Department of Education as providing an exemplary drop-out prevention program. Prior to working in Phoenix, Todd was a Principal in Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district and was part of the only successful school conversion in the country. Supported by the Coalition of Essential Schools and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, the project converted a large high school into five smaller schools as a school reform initiative. Newsweek Magazine recognized the project in 2007 and 2008 as one of the top 1000 high schools in America.
Todd was also part of the school administration in 2004 that opened Willow Canyon High school in Surprise, Arizona. The school went from 700 students its first year to 3000 in the third year of operation. This school also received strong academic gains. The school received a substantial grant from GEAR UP, which allowed Todd to develop strong parental programs, community center within the school, strong diversity programs, and a strong staff development model.
Todd has also taught graduate level course at Ottawa University to students seeking to become school administrators.
Todd is activity involved in the community by being a member of the New Generation of African American Philanthropists, The Mayors Mentoring Alliance, City of Charlotte My Brothers Keepers Initiative, ACCESS Charlotte, National Black Child Development Institute (BCDI), Southeastern University Advisory board, and Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.
Todd holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and University of Phoenix; a B.A in Liberal Arts and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Todd is married to his lovely wife Kelly Pipkin of 20 years and they have two children Isaiah and McKenzie.