Program Profiles
Susan Schaeffler

Photo portrait of Susan Schaeffler.

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Previous Organization
KIPP DC
Previous Organization Sector
Public Charter Network

The Broad Fellowship for Education Leaders


Susan Schaeffler began her career as a teacher in the District of Columbia Public Schools. In 2001, she was founding principal for KEY Academy, a middle-grades public charter school then-located in a church basement in the capital’s Anacostia neighborhood. Four years later, Susan was named founder and CEO of KIPP DC and has helped grow their first school into a network of high-performing schools focused on preparing the thousands of students they serve for college completion and choice-filled lives.

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Previous Organization
KIPP DC
Previous Organization Sector
Public Charter Network