Since that last year at Princeton, Kopp has been siphoning off some of each generation’s leaders, steering them away from Wall Street and into service. Kopp has seeded the schools. “The most successful teachers—teachers who are putting kids on a different academic and life trajectory—are operating like successful leaders anywhere,” she says. “They’re goal oriented and purposeful. They’re maximizing every minute, constantly reflecting and improving. This is teaching as leadership, and it’s the foundation of everything we do.” Now we all wait to learn where her army of alumni will lead our children.
Judith Warner is the author of We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication.
Originally published in the December 2010/January 2011 issue of More.