How Passionate Peers Shape Charter School Culture - Andrew Epstein

In Chapter 6 of 19 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, charter school executive Andrew Epstein shares how passionate peers provide everyday motivation and pushes him to achieve more. Epstein, who left a record label to return to education, finds the culture of commitment hone his purpose to work toward getting more and more students into college. Epstein is currently Senior Director for Finance at Democracy Prep Public Schools in New York City. Previously, he was a finance executive at Universal Music Group's Island Def Jam Records and, previous to that, a schoolteacher in the Teach for America Corps program. He holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia Business School.