Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools – setting our vision and policy, as well as ensuring fiscal, legal, and academic accountability, and raising necessary funds. Please note: the comprehensive Board of Trustees list below is comprised of Trustees who serve on the school boards of KIPP Philadelphia Charter School, KIPP North Philadelphia Charter School, KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School, KIPP West Philadelphia Charter School and KIPP DuBois Charter School.

Please  click here to view the school board meeting schedule, meeting minutes, and information about public participation at board meetings.

Comprehensive Board of Trustees (School Boards) - 2018-19

  • Steve Casper


    General Partner, New Hope Property & Management, LP
  • Nancy Scharff Reading Specialist
  • David Reuter Partner, LLR Partners, Inc.
  • Alisa Field


    Retired Attorney
  • Toya Algarin IKEA
  • Ann Aerts Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Natasha Boston

    Parent Representative (KWPP)

    Community Council Health Services
  • Jerry Davidse First Vice President, Merrill Lynch
  • Wydia Simmons

    Parent Representative (KPCS)

    Fairmount Behavioral Health
  • Samuel Whitaker


    Founder/CEO, Greenphire, Inc.
  • Samantha Wilson Jones

    Vice President

    Sr. Director, Corporate Counsel of Global Technical Operations, Incyte

Board of Trustees (KIPP Administrative Services Corp) - 2018-19

  • Richard (Rick) Knowles


    SVP & GM, One Customer Experience, SAP SE
  • Mike Schaedle Partner, Blank Rome LLP
  • Susan Hollenstein


    Financial Consultant
  • Jay Coen Gilbert Co-Founder, B Lab
  • Susan Kline Klehr Board of Trustees, Franklin & Marshall College
  • Linda Kronfeld Senior Philanthropic Advisor, University of Pennsylvania