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CEO & Co-founder, Teach For All

Wendy Kopp is CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All, a global network of independent organizations that are cultivating their nations’ promising future leaders to ensure their most marginalized children have the chance to fulfill their true potential.

Wendy founded Teach For America in 1989 to marshal the energy of her generation against educational inequity in the United States. Today, more than 8,000 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 52 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. Now in its ninth year, the Teach For All network is comprised of partner organizations in 40 countries around the world, 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 serves on the Board of New Profit and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 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.

Wendy Kopp is CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All, a global network of independent organizations that are cultivating their nations’ promising future leaders to ensure their most marginalized children...

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Chief Operating Officer

Nick is the Chief Operating Officer of Teach For All, responsible for the organization’s overall performance, effectiveness, and operations. As COO, he manages the senior team and works with the CEO, Board, local partners, and senior team to build the organization’s culture and chart its course.

Prior to joining Teach For All in 2010, Nick was a Deputy Director in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. He led the unit’s education team, providing strategic policy advice to the PM and No.10, and working with government departments to develop major strategies and White Papers. He has also worked at the UK Treasury as a Senior Education Adviser, was the economist for the Britain in Europe campaign, and worked for Graham Bishop - a European economics consultancy. He holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Nick is on the Board of the One World Network of Schools. He lives in London with his wife Fiona and and sons Isaac and Gabriel.

Nick is the Chief Operating Officer of Teach For All, responsible for the organization’s overall performance, effectiveness, and operations. As COO, he manages the senior team and works with the CEO,...

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Vice President, Public Affairs

Sarabeth Berman leads Teach For All’s public affairs team, responsible for communications, marketing, strategic initiatives, and research and evaluation.

From 2006-2013, Sarabeth lived and worked in China. She was previously at Teach For China, where she served as the Vice President, Development and Communications. Prior to that, she spent a year as the Director of U.S. Recruiting and University Relations.

Sarabeth has held positions as the company manager of BeijingDance/LDTX, producer of the Beijing Dance Festival, and special programs counselor at Seeds of Peace. She was a 2006 Henry Luce Scholar, based in Hong Kong. She graduated magna cum laude in Urban Studies from Barnard College. Sarabeth is a member of the Board of Directors for Mark Morris Dance Group and the Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School. She and her husband, Evan Osnos, live in Washington D.C. 

Sarabeth Berman leads Teach For All’s public affairs team, responsible for communications, marketing, strategic initiatives, and research and evaluation.

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Vice President, People, Organization, & Culture

Prior to joining Teach For All, Mrs. Marwa Farouq Al Hefnawi was a Managing Partner and organizational development consultant. She has more than 13 years of management and human resources consulting experience serving diverse clients in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, banking, NGO, and engineering.

Marwa specializes in organizational diagnosis/assessment, culture development, change management, and coaching and leadership development. She started her career as a teaching assistant in the Management Information Systems department in the Arab Academy for Science & Technology. Subsequently, she joined ProMark Ltd. as a human resources consultant associate, where she implemented organizational development projects and human resources-related assignments.

Almost eight years ago, Mrs. Farouq joined SKOPOS Consulting Group as an organizational development consultant. Since then, she has worked in and led consulting teams that supported organizations in developing their cultures and managing change. She has worked with different organizations in countries including Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Jordan, Nigeria, Dubai, Ghana, Lebanon, and Iraq. She has coached and developed executives and middle managers around the region and has completed more than 1500 hours of coaching throughout her career. Marwa has also delivered more than 500 training and facilitation days for a diverse range of programs including leadership development, teambuilding, oganizational development skills, change management, and management skills.

In addition to her consulting experience, Mrs. Farouq has pursued her passion for the development of healthy families and youth. Through her family coaching practice Blossom Family, and the Character
Development Club for children, she has coached and worked with community youth, parents and teachers to support their journey of development.

Mrs. Farouq is the author of Thoughts That Don’t Rhyme and has written a number of articles in Egypt's DG magazine, Lale Magazine in Turkey, and the Turkish newspaper, Daily Sabah. She also manages her own parenting and family development blog.

Marwa holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Arab Academy for Science & Technology, where she also earned an MBA with a major in Human Resources. In addition to her academic qualifications, she has earned several professional development certifications, including Certified Executive Coach (World Coach Institute), Certified Family & Youth Coach (World Coach Institute), Certified Youth Counselor (Counseling Institute), and Parent Peer Leadership Program (NVC Academy).

Mrs. Farouq is an advocate of peaceful living and parenting and worked with the Bay Area Center for Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) in their Parent Peer Leadership Program program for two years. Through Caritas, she has also worked with African and Middle Eastern refugees in Turkey on parenting and family dynamics during their traumatic experiences.

Prior to joining Teach For All, Mrs. Marwa Farouq Al Hefnawi was a Managing Partner and organizational development consultant. She has more than 13 years of management and human resources ...

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Vice President, Strategy & Governance

Arist joined Teach For All in January 2013, and he splits his time between Berlin and New York. He is overseeing cross-functional strategic projects, the management of the organization’s governance and leadership bodies and the organizational strategic planning and review processes.

Arist studied Law in Germany and France and acquired an LL.M. in Sweden in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. He is a mediator and attorney. He holds a doctorate in International Public Law, having written his dissertation about the internal implementation of peace agreements after civil war.

After graduating he worked for the Committee on the Administration of Justice, a Belfast (Northern Ireland) based human rights organization. For five years he worked for McKinsey & Company, focusing on public sector clients. In this capacity he supported the post-Tsunami reconstruction in Aceh (Indonesia).

Arist is one of the co-founders of Teach First Deutschland and for three years co-headed the organization, with responsibility for political affairs, placement, fundraising and finance, communication, human resources and alumni. He continues to serve on the board of Teach First Deutschland.

Arist joined Teach For All in January 2013, and he splits his time between Berlin and New York. He is overseeing cross-functional strategic projects, the management of the organization’s governance...

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Vice President, Network Impact

Phil McComish leads Teach For All’s Network Impact Team, managing their work to capture and share knowledge among all partners in the network. Phil has been with Teach For All since 2008, previously serving as the Partner Engagement Director for Teach First Deutschland in Berlin, Germany and most recently as the Senior Director of Partner Engagement for the network partners in Europe. As a 2004 Teach First participant, Phil taught French and German to Year 7-12 students in London and before joining Teach For All, he was a foreign correspondent for Thomson Reuters in Brussels, reporting on European Union and Belgian business news. Phil holds Masters degrees in French and German from the University of Cambridge and in European Politics from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, and is based in Teach For All’s London office.

Phil McComish leads Teach For All’s Network Impact Team, managing their work to capture and share knowledge among all partners in the network. Phil has been with Teach For All since 2008,...

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Vice President, Finance, Technology, and Administration

Dan Obus leads Teach For All’s Finance, Technology, and Administration team, which is responsible for ensuring that Teach For All has the internal processes and infrastructure necessary to fulfill its mission. He previously served as Chief of Staff to the CEO, providing strategic and communications support to the organization’s senior leadership.

Prior to joining Teach For All, Dan worked as a Business Analyst at McKinsey and Company, where he served clients in a wide range of industries and regions. Dan holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A from INSEAD.

Dan Obus leads Teach For All’s Finance, Technology, and Administration team, which is responsible for ensuring that Teach For All has the internal processes and infrastructure necessary to fulfill its...

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Vice President, Partner Engagement

Ashley Olinger is responsible for managing relations with network partner organizations from the time of partnership through the organization’s ongoing development. Ashley has been with Teach For All since 2008, most recently as the Senior Director of Partner Engagement in Latin America, managing the network’s engagement and coordinating support for all partner organizations in the region.

Previously, she spent two years as the Director of Partner Engagement for Enseña Chile, where she supported the program through its launch and early phases of development. Ashley was a 2003 Teach For America corps member in Eastern North Carolina, where she taught high school Spanish. She also served as a Program Director in Teach For America’s Chicago region and as a Corps Member Advisor at TFA’s summer institute training in 2005. She holds a B.A in Anthropology and Hispanic Studies from the University of Michigan and has a masters in Intercultural Communication and Social Justice from World Learning’s Graduate Institute, School for International Training.

Ashley Olinger is responsible for managing relations with network partner organizations from the time of partnership through the organization’s ongoing development. Ashley has been with Teach For...

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CEO & Co-founder, Teach For All

Wendy Kopp is CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All, a global network of independent organizations that are cultivating their nations’ promising future leaders to ensure their most marginalized children have the chance to fulfill their true potential.

Wendy founded Teach For America in 1989 to marshal the energy of her generation against educational inequity in the United States. Today, more than 8,000 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 52 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. Now in its ninth year, the Teach For All network is comprised of partner organizations in 40 countries around the world, 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 serves on the Board of New Profit and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 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.

Wendy Kopp is CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All, a global network of independent organizations that are cultivating their nations’ promising future leaders to ensure their most marginalized children...

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Vice President, Public Affairs

Sarabeth Berman leads Teach For All’s public affairs team, responsible for communications, marketing, strategic initiatives, and research and evaluation.

From 2006-2013, Sarabeth lived and worked in China. She was previously at Teach For China, where she served as the Vice President, Development and Communications. Prior to that, she spent a year as the Director of U.S. Recruiting and University Relations.

Sarabeth has held positions as the company manager of BeijingDance/LDTX, producer of the Beijing Dance Festival, and special programs counselor at Seeds of Peace. She was a 2006 Henry Luce Scholar, based in Hong Kong. She graduated magna cum laude in Urban Studies from Barnard College. Sarabeth is a member of the Board of Directors for Mark Morris Dance Group and the Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School. She and her husband, Evan Osnos, live in Washington D.C. 

Sarabeth Berman leads Teach For All’s public affairs team, responsible for communications, marketing, strategic initiatives, and research and evaluation.

From 2006...

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Vice President, Strategy & Governance

Arist joined Teach For All in January 2013, and he splits his time between Berlin and New York. He is overseeing cross-functional strategic projects, the management of the organization’s governance and leadership bodies and the organizational strategic planning and review processes.

Arist studied Law in Germany and France and acquired an LL.M. in Sweden in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. He is a mediator and attorney. He holds a doctorate in International Public Law, having written his dissertation about the internal implementation of peace agreements after civil war.

After graduating he worked for the Committee on the Administration of Justice, a Belfast (Northern Ireland) based human rights organization. For five years he worked for McKinsey & Company, focusing on public sector clients. In this capacity he supported the post-Tsunami reconstruction in Aceh (Indonesia).

Arist is one of the co-founders of Teach First Deutschland and for three years co-headed the organization, with responsibility for political affairs, placement, fundraising and finance, communication, human resources and alumni. He continues to serve on the board of Teach First Deutschland.

Arist joined Teach For All in January 2013, and he splits his time between Berlin and New York. He is overseeing cross-functional strategic projects, the management of the organization’s governance...

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Vice President, Finance, Technology, and Administration

Dan Obus leads Teach For All’s Finance, Technology, and Administration team, which is responsible for ensuring that Teach For All has the internal processes and infrastructure necessary to fulfill its mission. He previously served as Chief of Staff to the CEO, providing strategic and communications support to the organization’s senior leadership.

Prior to joining Teach For All, Dan worked as a Business Analyst at McKinsey and Company, where he served clients in a wide range of industries and regions. Dan holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A from INSEAD.

Dan Obus leads Teach For All’s Finance, Technology, and Administration team, which is responsible for ensuring that Teach For All has the internal processes and infrastructure necessary to fulfill its...

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Chief Operating Officer

Nick is the Chief Operating Officer of Teach For All, responsible for the organization’s overall performance, effectiveness, and operations. As COO, he manages the senior team and works with the CEO, Board, local partners, and senior team to build the organization’s culture and chart its course.

Prior to joining Teach For All in 2010, Nick was a Deputy Director in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. He led the unit’s education team, providing strategic policy advice to the PM and No.10, and working with government departments to develop major strategies and White Papers. He has also worked at the UK Treasury as a Senior Education Adviser, was the economist for the Britain in Europe campaign, and worked for Graham Bishop - a European economics consultancy. He holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Nick is on the Board of the One World Network of Schools. He lives in London with his wife Fiona and and sons Isaac and Gabriel.

Nick is the Chief Operating Officer of Teach For All, responsible for the organization’s overall performance, effectiveness, and operations. As COO, he manages the senior team and works with the CEO,...

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Vice President, People, Organization, & Culture

Prior to joining Teach For All, Mrs. Marwa Farouq Al Hefnawi was a Managing Partner and organizational development consultant. She has more than 13 years of management and human resources consulting experience serving diverse clients in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, banking, NGO, and engineering.

Marwa specializes in organizational diagnosis/assessment, culture development, change management, and coaching and leadership development. She started her career as a teaching assistant in the Management Information Systems department in the Arab Academy for Science & Technology. Subsequently, she joined ProMark Ltd. as a human resources consultant associate, where she implemented organizational development projects and human resources-related assignments.

Almost eight years ago, Mrs. Farouq joined SKOPOS Consulting Group as an organizational development consultant. Since then, she has worked in and led consulting teams that supported organizations in developing their cultures and managing change. She has worked with different organizations in countries including Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Jordan, Nigeria, Dubai, Ghana, Lebanon, and Iraq. She has coached and developed executives and middle managers around the region and has completed more than 1500 hours of coaching throughout her career. Marwa has also delivered more than 500 training and facilitation days for a diverse range of programs including leadership development, teambuilding, oganizational development skills, change management, and management skills.

In addition to her consulting experience, Mrs. Farouq has pursued her passion for the development of healthy families and youth. Through her family coaching practice Blossom Family, and the Character
Development Club for children, she has coached and worked with community youth, parents and teachers to support their journey of development.

Mrs. Farouq is the author of Thoughts That Don’t Rhyme and has written a number of articles in Egypt's DG magazine, Lale Magazine in Turkey, and the Turkish newspaper, Daily Sabah. She also manages her own parenting and family development blog.

Marwa holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Arab Academy for Science & Technology, where she also earned an MBA with a major in Human Resources. In addition to her academic qualifications, she has earned several professional development certifications, including Certified Executive Coach (World Coach Institute), Certified Family & Youth Coach (World Coach Institute), Certified Youth Counselor (Counseling Institute), and Parent Peer Leadership Program (NVC Academy).

Mrs. Farouq is an advocate of peaceful living and parenting and worked with the Bay Area Center for Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) in their Parent Peer Leadership Program program for two years. Through Caritas, she has also worked with African and Middle Eastern refugees in Turkey on parenting and family dynamics during their traumatic experiences.

Prior to joining Teach For All, Mrs. Marwa Farouq Al Hefnawi was a Managing Partner and organizational development consultant. She has more than 13 years of management and human resources ...

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Vice President, Network Impact

Phil McComish leads Teach For All’s Network Impact Team, managing their work to capture and share knowledge among all partners in the network. Phil has been with Teach For All since 2008, previously serving as the Partner Engagement Director for Teach First Deutschland in Berlin, Germany and most recently as the Senior Director of Partner Engagement for the network partners in Europe. As a 2004 Teach First participant, Phil taught French and German to Year 7-12 students in London and before joining Teach For All, he was a foreign correspondent for Thomson Reuters in Brussels, reporting on European Union and Belgian business news. Phil holds Masters degrees in French and German from the University of Cambridge and in European Politics from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, and is based in Teach For All’s London office.

Phil McComish leads Teach For All’s Network Impact Team, managing their work to capture and share knowledge among all partners in the network. Phil has been with Teach For All since 2008,...

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Vice President, Partner Engagement

Ashley Olinger is responsible for managing relations with network partner organizations from the time of partnership through the organization’s ongoing development. Ashley has been with Teach For All since 2008, most recently as the Senior Director of Partner Engagement in Latin America, managing the network’s engagement and coordinating support for all partner organizations in the region.

Previously, she spent two years as the Director of Partner Engagement for Enseña Chile, where she supported the program through its launch and early phases of development. Ashley was a 2003 Teach For America corps member in Eastern North Carolina, where she taught high school Spanish. She also served as a Program Director in Teach For America’s Chicago region and as a Corps Member Advisor at TFA’s summer institute training in 2005. She holds a B.A in Anthropology and Hispanic Studies from the University of Michigan and has a masters in Intercultural Communication and Social Justice from World Learning’s Graduate Institute, School for International Training.

Ashley Olinger is responsible for managing relations with network partner organizations from the time of partnership through the organization’s ongoing development. Ashley has been with Teach For...

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