Wendy Kopp

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Full NameWendy Sue Kopp
Date of BirthJune 29, 1967 (age 56)
Place of BirthAustin, Texas, U.S.
EducationPrinceton University (B.A. in Public and International Affairs)
Known ForFounder of Teach For America; Co-founder and CEO of Teach For All
Years Active1989–present
Key AchievementsEstablished Teach For America in 1989; founded Teach For All in 2007
Senior Thesis“An Argument and Plan for the Creation of the Teachers Corps”
Books Written“One Day, All Children: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach For America and What I Learned Along the Way”; “A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education For All”
SalaryAt least $416,876 per year (as of 2012)
Personal LifeMarried to Richard Barth, president of the KIPP Foundation; has four children
ResidenceManhattan, New York
High SchoolHighland Park High School, Dallas, Texas
Thesis SupervisorMarvin Bressler
Initial TFA Charter Corps500 recent college graduates in 1990
Leadership TransitionTransitioned from CEO of Teach For America in 2013; Elisa Villanueva Beard became sole CEO in 2015
Current RolesActive member of Teach For America’s board; CEO of Teach For All

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