Mike Feinberg

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.  More

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.

Feinberg was 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.
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