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Matt Kramer

Wildflower CEO

Matt started his career with McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm, where he became a partner and leader in the Firm’s work with financial institutions. His other area of focus was school districts and educational organizations, including the New York City Board of Education, Teach For America and TNTP. In 2005, Matt took an extended sabbatical from McKinsey to serve as Teach For America’s Chief Program Officer. In 2007, he made the move permanent and served as Teach For America’s president through 2013 and co-CEO through 2015. In 2016, Matt met MIT Media Lab professor Sep Kamvar, founder of the Wildflower school model. Together they created The Wildflower Foundation as an independent organization to support the development of the Wildflower model and the spread of Wildflower schools, and to develop new technologies that support integration of data-driven and standards-oriented educational approaches with child-centered Montessori methods. Matt has served on the boards of Leadership for Educational Equity, Students For Education Reform, 50CAN and Bright Water Montessori, a Minneapolis-based charter Montessori school. Matt received an undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard University and currently lives in the Twin Cities area with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.

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