Teach For All welcomes Luis E. García de Brigard to Global Board of Directors

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Teach For All is thrilled to welcome Luis E. García de Brigard to its Board of Directors.

“Luis is a longtime member of our global community, having co-founded Enseña por Colombia, served on its Board for many years, and already championed our mission in numerous settings globally,” said Wendy Kopp, CEO & Co-founder of Teach For All.  “We’re thrilled that he’ll bring to our Board  his values and perspective as a network partner and now his global experience and networks in education.”

A committed social entrepreneur, Luis co-founded Enseña por Colombia in 2011 and has since served on its Board. 

Luis is currently the Founder and Managing Partner of Appian Education Ventures, an international investment firm that specializes in education. He previously was the founding CEO for the Americas at Inspired Education, one of the largest premium K-12 groups in the world. Luis served as Deputy Minister of Education of Colombia where he led efforts to reform the teaching profession, create effective measures of learning, and promote school accountability. During his tenure, the Ministry of Education received the largest budget in the country, surpassing that of defense for the first time in Colombia’s history.

Luis has served as a board member and advisor for numerous international organizations including Harvard University’s Global Education Innovation Initiative, Laspau, Varkey Foundation’s Atlantis Group, Greater Share, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Dean’s Leadership Council. He has served as Chairman for the Colombian Institute for the Evaluation of Education (ICFES), as well as for the National Pedagogic University, Colombia’s largest teaching college.