Matthew Kramer

Chief Executive Officer

The Wildflower Foundation

Matt started his career with McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm, ultimately becoming a partner and leader of the Firm’s work in education and financial services. In 2005, Matt took an extended sabbatical to serve as Teach For America’s Chief Program Officer. In 2007, he made the move permanent and served as TFA’s president through 2013 and co-CEO through 2015.In 2016, Matt collaborated with MIT Media Lab professor Sep Kamvar to create the Wildflower Foundation and Wildflower Labs. The Foundation supports a quickly-growing, decentralized network of 59 tiny, teacher-led Montessori schools serving intentionally diverse communities in 14 states plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. Wildflower Labs is pioneering classroom instrumentation technology to help early childhood and elementary teachers gather the information they need to make data-driven, individualized instructional decisions, without requiring the teachers to play a role in collecting the data, and without screens, tests, or surveys for children.Matt has served as the Board Chair of Bright Water Montessori, a Minneapolis-based charter school; the founding Board Chair of 50CAN; and on the boards of Leadership for Educational Equity and Our Turn.Matt attended Montessori school through 6th grade and received an undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard College. He currently lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, two Montessori-educated daughters, two dogs, and two rabbits.