Wendy Kopp

Wendy Kopp is the chief executive officer and founder of Teach For America. She proposed the creation of Teach For America in her undergraduate senior thesis at Princeton in 1989 and has spent more than 20 years working to grow the organizations impact. Under her leadership, Teach For Americas nearly 38,000 participants have reached more than 3 million children nationwide during their two-year teaching commitments. They have sustained their commitment as alumni, working inside and outside the field of education to ensure educational excellence and equity for all children. [+]