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Richard Barth

President, Robertson Foundation; Former CEO, Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP)

Richard is the President of the Robertson Foundation. He was appointed CEO of the KIPP Foundation in 2005. As CEO of the KIPP Foundation, Mr. Barth has led the growth of the KIPP network, which has grown from 45 to 270 schools, from 8,000 to over 110,000 students, and from 400 to 40,000 alumni since 2005. During this period, KIPP also dramatically expanded KIPP’s leadership development programs, advocated for high performing charter schools on Capitol Hill, and secured partnerships with over 100 colleges and universities.

Mr. Barth came to KIPP from Edison Schools, where he served as President of District Partnerships. Prior to joining Edison, he was one of the founding staff members of Teach For America.

Mr. Barth earned a B.A. in American History from Harvard University, and is an Aspen Institute-New Schools Fellow. He currently sits on the board of directors of Braven and the KIPP Foundation. Barth was named a 2014 Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year and Harvard University’s Chief Marshal for 2014. Mr. Barth lives in New York with his wife and children.

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