TEP’s Visionary Founder
Zeke Vanderhoek, TEP’s Founder and first Principal, opened The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School in September 2009 in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. Zeke provided the inspirational vision and unyielding dedication to the school and its mission, and served for 12 years as Principal of TEP. Originally a 5th through 8th grade middle school, TEP now proudly serves 1,080 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade and remains committed to Zeke’s vision for educational equity. TEP’s current leaders, students, families, and staff are deeply grateful for Zeke’s work on behalf of the school and its students.