top of page

Sandeep Rai

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Sandeep helped launch Teach For India in 2008 after teaching secondary science in Washington DC, as a Teach For America Corps Member. Over the past twelve years, Sandeep has been a key architect of Teach For India’s organizational strategy and flagship fellowship program. After serving in more than half-a-dozen roles, in 2017 he began overseeing both strategy and operations across the organization’s eight regions. Sandeep has always believed in the transformational power of schools to offer opportunity and promise for children from underserved backgrounds. That conviction - coupled with the belief that schools need to be fundamentally reinvented - has driven the founding of The Circle. Sandeep has a Master’s Degree in International Affairs and Economic Policy from Columbia University, New York; he also holds a Masters in Secondary Teaching and Education from American University. He serves on the boards of iTeach Schools, Saturday Art Class, and Teach For India. Sandeep has shared his experiences in a book he authored, "Grey Sunshine, Stories from Teach For India”.

bottom of page