Richard Barth joined KIPP in December, 2005. As president and CEO of the KIPP Foundation, Barth led the organization through the process of...
Richard Barth joined KIPP in December, 2005. As president and CEO of the KIPP Foundation, Barth led the organization through the process of identifying five organizational imperatives to ensure the sustainability of the KIPP network as it grows to over 100 schools in the next five years. In the past two years, he has overseen the expansion of KIPP’s leadership development programs, put in place a disciplined approach to managing growth, recruited three new outside directors to the KIPP Foundation board, and secured over $30 million in new, long-term funding commitments. He also serves as president of the KIPP Foundation board of directors. Barth came to KIPP from Edison Schools, where he served as President of District Partnerships and managed Edison Schools’ partnership in Philadelphia. Prior to joining Edison, Barth was one of the founding staff members at Teach For America. He earned a BA in American History from Harvard University. Barth is an Aspen Institute-New Schools Fellow. He currently sits on the board of directors of The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems and Be the Change, Inc.