Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer

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Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

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Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer
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Executive VP, Talent, Operations & Acting CFO
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Executive VP, Chief Program & Strategy Officer

General Counsel and Chief Officers

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Chief Information Officer
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Senior VP, Legal Affairs; General Counsel
Chief Diversity Officer
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Chief People Officer

National Board of Directors

Our National Board of Directors plays a critical role in developing Teach For America's strategic plan and ensuring that we are able to meet the ambitious goals we set for ourselves. We are deeply grateful for the advice, support, and advocacy our Board Members provide.




Thomas H. Castro

Founder and CEO, El Dorado Capital, LLC

Maxine Clark

Founder and Chairman, Build-A-Bear Workshop

Paul J. Finnegan

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

David Gergen

Professor of Public Service and Director of the Center of Public Leadership, Harvard University

Rand Harbert

Senior Vice President, State Farm

Kaya Henderson

Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools

Kevin Huffman

Fellow, New America Foundation and Former Tennessee Commissioner of Education

Joel Klein

Chief Policy and Strategy Officer, Oscar Insurance

Wendy Kopp

CEO and Founder, Teach For All

Sue Lehmann

Management Consultant

Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D.

President and CEO, United Negro College Fund

Stephen F. Mandel Jr.

Managing Director, Lone Pine Capital, LLC

Ken Mehlman

Global Head of Public Affairs, KKR

Richard D. Parsons

Senior Advisor, Providence Equity Partners, Inc.

Greg Penner

General Partner, Madrone Capital Partners

Vince Roig

Chairman Helios Education Foundation

Paula A. Sneed

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Phelps Prescott Group

Lawrence H. Summers

President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University

Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.

President Emerita, Spelman College

Elisa Villanueva Beard

Chief Executive Officer, Teach For America

Gregory W. Wendt

Senior Vice President, Capital Research Company

Meg Whitman

President and Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett-Packard


Our Lifetime Directors played a critical role for many years in developing our strategic plan and ensuring that we met the ambitious goals we set for ourselves. We are deeply grateful for the advice, support, and advocacy that our Lifetime Directors continue to provide.

Founder, Chairman & CEO, Ramajal, LLC
President & CEO, The Aspen Institute
CEO, Sherry Lansing Foundation
Principal of Arthur Rock and Co.

National Council of Regional Board Chairs

Our National Council is comprised of the chairs of each of our regional advisory boards. This group provides critical oversight of our regional operations and shares best practices that help us maximize our local impact.

Joseph Aluise

Kate Baker

Ron Beit

Brooke Brown

Daphne Butler

Krissi Carlson

Linnea Conrad Roberts

Mitch D'Olier

Susan Dunn

Mike Goodrich

Ben Guill

Steve Halverson

Jon Hammes

Cordell Haymon

Jim Heeter

Karen Heilman

Mike Keiser

Ann Kennedy

Ward Klein

Janet Levit

Ken Levit

Jane Lewis-Raymond

Steve Lipstein

Punam Mathur

Jack McGrory

Kathy McKim

Alex Montante

J. Puckett

Paul Purcell

Bob Quinn


Robert Rawson Jr.

Robert J. Ross

Lisa Sablosky

Leslie Miller Saiontz

Deb Sawch

Steve Shifman

Debra Sonkin

Ed Spencer

Jocelyn Stewart

Sheri Sweitzer

Tom Tinsley

Mary Vascellaro

Suzanne Wade

Christie Weiss

Paul Wolman