Wendy kopp wendy kopp is the chair of the board and founder of teach for america , the national teaching corps kopp came up with the idea for the organization in her 1989 undergraduate research thesis at princeton university. Ms wendy kopp has been managing director of georgia market at us trust, bank of america private wealth management since october 2012 ms kopp founded teach for america, inc in 1990 and serves. The organization was founded by wendy kopp based on her 1989 princeton university undergraduate thesis members of the founding team include value investor whitney tilson, former us commissioner of the internal revenue service douglas shulman and kipp president and ceo richard barth.
Wendy kopp: it was probably many things but most important, i think, was the depth of educational inequity i witnessed at princeton, something that exists at all colleges and universities but most important, i think, was the depth of educational inequity i witnessed at princeton, something that exists at all colleges and universities. Wendy kopp began teach for america after getting the idea for her senior thesis in 1989 browse/search wendy kopp wants to revolutionize the way some school districts find teachers (1:29. Wendy kopp proposed the idea for creating a national teacher corps in her undergraduate senior thesis at princeton university in 1989 she then did just that, creating teach for america (tfa.
What began as a senior thesis paper for wendy kopp, grew into a $180 million organization recruiting from leaders from the top universities in the nation to join a movement called teach for america wendy kopp's example of leadership is the epitome of zalenik's position that leaders adopt a personal and active attitude towards goals. Wendy kopp is the chief executive officer and co-founder of teach for all and the founder of teach for america, a project she conceived in a 1989 undergraduate senior thesis. Founder: wendy kopp location: new york city, new york key people: wendy kopp - ''chief executive officer and founder'', elisa villanueva beard - ''chief operating officer'.
In 1999, wendy kopp and her staff, with the help of some prominent leaders in the business community, reorganized teach for america to become a strong solvent organization that had good strategic planning, a strong focus on program development, and a responsible fundraising strategy (ibid, 127-145. Teach for america is the national corps of top recent college graduates who commit to teach wendy kopp proposed the creation thesis at princeton university. The idea behind teach for america was developed by then-21-year-old wendy kopp as her senior thesis at princeton (in 1989) kopp was convinced that young people generally search for meaning in their lives by making a positive contribution to society. Learn about wendy kopp: her birthday, what she did before fame, her family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. Wendy kopp, who founded teach for america in 1989 as an extension of her undergraduate senior thesis, was the first of three speakers to participate in northwestern's second annual contemporary.
Wendy kopp has never taught hasn't had the time or maybe she doesn't know how at princeton, ms kopp ended up writing a thesis proposing a national teacher corps in which she expressed her. Wendy kopp proposed the creation of teach for america in her undergraduate senior thesis in 1989 today more than 8,000 teach for america corps members are in the. Wendy kopp 1991 she proposed the creation of teach for america in her undergraduate senior thesis at princeton in 1989 and has spent the last 23 years working to.
Teach for america: teach for america (tfa), nonprofit educational organization formed in 1990 to address underachievement in american public schools teach for america (tfa) was founded by wendy kopp, who first conceived of the idea in her senior thesis at princeton university. For princetonians, the senior thesis is a high hurdle before graduation for wendy kopp, class of 1989, it became a career devoted to transforming primary and secondary education what began as an. Wendy s kopp, founder and chief executive officer of teach for america, described her personal experience with the increasingly competitive program that places recent college graduates as.
The lecture, titled wendy kopp: from senior thesis to global impact, took place at 6 pm on thursday in frist 302 the event was sponsored by teach for america at princeton, the ivy club leadership committee, and business today, and was moderated by business today president colleen kang '18. Wendy kopp is the former ceo and founder of teach for america the idea first came to her as a senior in college, and she proposed the concept in her senior thesis. For princetonians, the senior thesis is a high hurdle before graduation for wendy kopp, class of 1989, it became a career devoted to transforming primary and secondary education what began as an idea for a teacher corps for hard-to-staff schools, urban and rural, became teach for america at first. A passionate princeton undergrad, wendy kopp handed in her 1989 paper proposing that young people spend two years of their lives teaching in underprivileged schools — only to be told she was.
Social entrepreneur wendy kopp came to duke's innovation and entrepreneurship initiative tuesday night to discuss how her senior thesis launched a program that has left its mark on k-12 education in america kopp is the founder of teach for america, a corps of recent graduates who are trained as. Joe angeles/wustl phototrustee maxine clark (l) presents wendy kopp with an honorary degree from wustlinexperience and time give recent college graduates an advantage in solving the problems of inequity in education in the united states, said wendy kopp to the class of 2009 during the 148th commencement ceremony at washington university in st louis. In recent years, princeton officials say, the most-requested thesis has been wendy kopp's 1989 proposal for a peace corps-like program to place teachers in struggling schools kopp famously used. Wendy kopp kopp turned her senior thesis at princeton university into teach for america, 11 inspiring people who followed their passions and found amazing success about us.