Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of KIPP Philadelphia 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 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) - 2017-18

  • Steve Casper


    General Partner, New Hope Property & Management, LP
  • Nancy Scharff

    Vice President

    Reading Specialist
  • David Reuter


    Partner, LLR Partners, Inc.
  • Alisa Field


    Retired Attorney
  • Toya Algarin

  • Ann Aerts

    Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Natasha Boston

    Parent Representative (KWPP)

    Community Council Health Services
  • Gwen Coleman

    Parent Representative (KDCS)

    Relationship Manager, United Copy Service
  • Jerry Davidse

    First Vice President, Merrill Lynch
  • AJ Jordan

    Vice President and Community Affairs Manager, Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Richard (Rick) Knowles

    SVP & GM, One Customer Experience, SAP SE
  • Gina Moore

    Principal, Portfolio Manager, AJO
  • Wydia Simmons

    Parent Representative (KDCS)

    Fairmount Behavioral Health
  • Samuel Whitaker

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

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

Board of Trustees (KIPP Administrative Services Corp) - 2017-18

  • 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
  • Helen Pudlin

    Chair, Wistar Institute