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 comprises of Trustees who serve on the school boards of KIPP Philadelphia Charter School, KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School, and KIPP DuBois Charter School. 

Please visit KIPP Open Book to view the school board meeting schedule, meeting minutes, and information about public participation at board meetings.

Comprehensive Board of Trustees (School Boards) - 2016-17

Steve Casper, President
General Partner, New Hope Property & Management, LP

Nancy Scharff, Vice President & Secretary
Reading Specialist

David Reuter, Treasurer
Partner, LLR Partners, Inc.

Toya Algarin

Natasha Boston, Parent Representative (KWPP)
Community Council Health Services

Gwen Coleman, Parent Representative (KDCS)
Relationship Manager, United Copy Service

Alisa Field
Writer & Attorney

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 (KPCS)
Fairmount Behavioral Health

Mike Wang
Managing Director, Philadelphia School Partnership

Samantha J. Wilson
Assistant General Counsel, GlaxoSmithKline

Board of Trustees (KIPP Administrative Services Corp) - 2016-17

Mike Schaedle, Chair & Secretary
Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Susan Hollenstein, Treasurer
Financial Consultant

Jay Coen Gilbert
Co-Founder, B Lab

Susan Kline Klehr
Board of Trustees, Franklin & Marshall College

Helen Pudlin
Chair, Wistar Institute