Wendy Kopp

Founder at Teach For America, Inc.

Wendy Kopp

Wendy Kopp

Founder at Teach For America, Inc.

Biography

Wendy Kopp is CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All, a global network of independent organizations that are developing collective leadership to ensure all children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

Wendy founded Teach For America in 1989 to marshal the energy of her generation against educational inequity in the United States. Today, close to 7,000 Teach For America corps members—outstanding recent college graduates and professionals of all academic disciplines—are in the midst of two-year teaching commitments in 53 urban and rural regions, and Teach For America has proven to be an unparalleled source of long-term leadership for expanding opportunity for children. After leading Teach For America’s growth and development for 24 years, in 2013, Wendy transitioned out of the role of CEO. Today, she remains an active member of Teach For America's board.

Wendy led the development of Teach For All to be responsive to the initiative of inspiring social entrepreneurs around the world who were determined to adapt this approach in their own countries. Currently, the Teach For All network is comprised of partner organizations in 48 countries on six continents, including its founding partners Teach For America and the U.K.’s Teach First.

Wendy has been recognized as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards for public service. She is the author of A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All (2011) and One Day, All Children: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach For America and What I Learned Along the Way (2000). She holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, where she participated in the undergraduate program of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Wendy resides in New York City with her husband Richard Barth and their four children.

Overview
Career Highlights

Teach For All, Inc.
Teach For America, Inc.

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2316

Primary Location

New York City, NY

Number of Boards

10

Number of Awards

4

Interests

Travel, Running

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Chief Executive Officer at Teach For America, Inc.

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Interim Chief External Affairs Officer at Teach For America, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer & Director at Amplify Education, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Teach For All, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Chalkbeat

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Chief Executive Officer at Robin Hood Foundation

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President Emeritus at Harvard University

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Director-International Education Policy at Harvard University

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Former DC Executive Director at Teach For America, Inc.

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Executive Director, Teach for America-Eastern North Carolina at Teach For America, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at KIPP Foundation

KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 125 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 41,000 students.

Education
BA

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Career History
Co-Founder
2007 - Current

Teach For All, Inc. operates charitable organizations to support children''s education. It develops collective leadership in classrooms and communities around the world. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

Founder
1989 - Current

Teach For America (TFA) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to "enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence." The organization aims to accomplish this by recruiting and selecting college graduates from top universities around the United States to serve as teachers. The selected members, known as "corps members," commit to teaching for at least two years in a public or public charter K–12 school in one of the 52 low-income communities that the organization serves.

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$5,000 - $10K
2014

Teach For America (TFA) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to "enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence." The organization aims to accomplish this by recruiting and selecting college graduates from top universities around the United States to serve as teachers. The selected members, known as "corps members," commit to teaching for at least two years in a public or public charter K–12 school in one of the 52 low-income communities that the organization serves.

Political Donations
$100
2011

Chief Executive Officer at Equality Illinois

$500
2009

Senator from Colorado

$250
2009

Founder at Be the Change, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2011
Newsweek Magazine - 150 Women Who Shake the World
2010
Manhattan Institute - The Alexander Hamilton Award
2008
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
Events
Attendee
21st Century National Service Summit

Speaker
Metropolitan Club, New York City-New York, NY
2013 Blouin Creative Leadership Summit

Develop actionable solutions for challenges such as poverty, cultural conflict, international trade and climate change.

Speaker
Davos, Switzerland
2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

A record 2,600 business, government and civil society leaders – including nearly 40 heads of state or government – participated in the 42nd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, which took place under the theme The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models. The record participation indicated the international community’s level of concern for the world today, as one crisis after another emerges. It also underscored the commitment of the Forum’s Members, Partners and communities to improving the state of the world.

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Wendy Kopp is affiliated with Teach For All, Inc., Teach For America, Inc.

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