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Tiffany Cooper Gueye
CEO, BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)
Tiffany Cooper Gueye, Ph.D. is the Chief Executive Officer of BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life), a non-profit organization that partners with schools and school districts to expand learning time for students in grades K-8. The organization serves more than 11,000 “scholars” in 65 public schools in cities throughout California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
BELL's expanded learning programs are designed to increase student achievement in literacy and math, raise their self-confidence, and prepare them to succeed in school and in life. They combine rigorous, small-group academic instruction with hands-on, project-based enrichment courses, and college- and career-oriented field trips and community engagement. BELL's approach has been scientifically proven to boost student's academic skills, as well as parental engagement.
Dr. Gueye holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation, both from Boston College. Before becoming CEO, she held other BELL responsibilities and assisted then-Senator Obama’s office in developing legislation to expand summer learning opportunities for high-need children (the STEP UP Act). She also sits on the board of the Boston College Alumni Association and the National Afterschool Association.