Head of Schools, 3rd Ward, East End, North, Courage
Frank Cush is a Deputy Head of School and the Founder of KIPP Explore Academy in the East End. Mr. Cush was born in San Antonio, Texas, but grew up on Long Island in New York. He attended college at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and moved to Houston, TX in 2004 to start his teaching career as a Teach For America corps member. After serving the second and third grade students of Garcia Elementary school, Mr. Cush made the transition to KIPP in 2007. He worked at KIPP SHINE Prep, the nation’s first KIPP primary school, as a founding second grade teacher, curriculum coordinator, and Miles Fellow. In 2008, he was selected as a Fisher Fellow to open a KIPP primary school in the East End. He believes in the importance of building relationships with students and maintaining high expectations for academics and behavior. In his spare time, Mr. Cush enjoys watching and playing baseball. In the Spring, he can be found coaching his former Explore students on the baseball field and teaching all of the valuable lessons that come with learning to play the game.
- Like Pace Picante Sauce, Frank grew up in Long Island, New York but was actually born in San Antonio, Texas. "New York City?"
- Frank is not Frank’s real name, and he has no middle name.
- Frank loves to watch movies. He brilliantly finds the hidden meaning in scenes like the lemon scene of The Break Up.