Our History

Eradicating the School-to-Prison Pipeline Foundation, Inc. (E-SToPP) was founded by Debra Mayes Pane, Ph.D. on March 11, 2011, after more than 20 years as a teacher, teacher educator, and researcher in Miami-Dade County Public School’s Educational Alternative Outreach Program [i.e., disciplinary alternative education programs (DAEP) and juvenile justice alternative education programs (JJAEP)]. ESToPP’s transformative mission and vision was born from Dr. Pane’s staunch belief that systemic and philosophical changes must occur before we as a society will develop truly effective and humane schools and educational opportunities that all of our children deserve.