Mike Feinberg is co-founder of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), a charter school system. He is currently the superintendent of KIPP Houston schools and serves on the KIPP Foundation board of directors.
After graduating from the University
of Pennsylvania in 1991, Feinberg joined
Teach For America and became a fifth-grade bilingual teacher in Houston. In
1994, Feinberg co-founded the
Knowledge Is Power Program along with fellow TFA corps member Dave Levin. In
1995, he founded KIPP Academy in Houston. Feinberg is
currently the superintendent of KIPP Houston schools and serves on the KIPP
Foundation board of directors.
named an Ashoka Fellow in 1994, awarded to leading social entrepreneurs with
innovative solutions and the potential to change patterns across society, and
along with Dave Levin was awarded the National Jefferson Award for Greatest
Public Service by a Private Citizen in 2006.