Notre Dame News | October 9, 2016
Wendy Kopp and Richard Barth were presented with the 2016 Notre Dame Award for Outstanding Contributions to Catholic Education by Fr. Tim Scully, C.S.C., the Hackett Family Director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and co-founder of the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), at a dinner tonight on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.
Kopp is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Teach For All and the founder of Teach For America. Barth has served since 2005 as the chief executive officer of KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program), a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools serving elementary, middle, and high school students.
“Wendy and Richard share our belief that every child deserves an excellent teacher,” Fr. Scully said. “The need has never been greater for passionate leaders who are prepared to serve children, particularly those who live on the margins.”