Mission & Philosophy
The Gideon Math & Reading Mission is to build confidence through academic mastery by providing an affordable, individualized, self-paced, and most of all effective approach to learning that enables children to excel in math and reading. Our goal is to enable children to succeed beyond grade level by filling in holes and gaps in their educational foundation. We believe the Gideon program can benefit children of all ages and abilities as it supports those who are struggling and provides enrichment to those who need to be challenged. We have witnessed that through daily, disciplined effort with the Gideon curriculum, there are no limits in a child’s capacity to learn!
Gideon Franchise Team
Wendy Coppedge – Founder & President
Corporate Center Director & Operations Coaching
Her family has been involved with supplemental education since 1991. She enrolled her three children in a local learning center to prevent any problems in high school math. She saw firsthand how daily practice built confidence and fundamental skills that my family still benefits from today. While her children frequently complained about doing the extra work as many children will do, she persevered!
Opening her first supplemental education center in 1994, she later started developing Gideon with a team of educators in 2002 to create the ultimate math and reading program.
Wendy lives in Dallas, TX and spoils her granddaughter, Betsy.
Stephanie Coppedge – VP
Training – Onboarding & Operations Support
Stephanie joined her family in 2002 to start Gideon Math & Reading after teaching math at an Austin, TX high school. Over the last 18 years, she has gained vast experience in all aspects of learning center operations from the running of the corporate location in Coppell, TX which has run up to 650 subjects and developing the Gideon curriculum.
Once Gideon starting franchising in 2012, Stephanie as VP has focused as the onboarding and ongoing support for Gideon franchisees in everything from sales to accounting to marketing.
Stephanie resides in Dallas and enjoys road trips to go hiking.
Boston Coppedge – Director of Franchising
Discovery Process & Training – Onboarding
Boston has been teaching math to kids for as long as he can remember. After seeing the impact he could have on someone’s attitude towards math, he expanded it into a full-fledged business while in college. He taught middle school math and coached varsity baseball for 3 years at the International School of Manila in the Philippines.
Boston became the Director of Franchising for Gideon Math & Reading in 2011. Under his leadership, Boston has expanded Gideon into double-digit franchises across the country. Additionally, he is well trained in franchise operations having experience at the corporate location.
Boston lives in Dallas, TX with his wife, Mollie and daughter, Betsy.
Allison Brunton – Support Coordinator
Candidate Coordinator & Training – Onboarding
Allison Brunton has worked with Gideon Math & Reading for over a decade. Throughout her career, she has learned the ins and outs of how to run a Gideon center from tutoring, managing staff, and back-end operations. Her experience also includes instructing center staff and Gideon owners, developing reading, grammar, and math word problem curricula, as well as establishing and advancing the training used for every Gideon franchise employee. She holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of North Texas.
Allison lives in Carrollton, TX with her husband and cat. She enjoys gardening, baking, and the outdoors.