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As a nonprofit organization, Khan Lab School is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for the financial welfare of the school as well as its strategic planning.

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Salman Khan

Founder & Chair of the Board
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Salman Khan

Founder & Chair of the Board

Salman “Sal” Khan is the Founder of Khan Lab School and Chair of the Board of Directors. In his book, The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined, Sal outlines his vision for the future of education. He has been profiled by 60 Minutes, featured on the cover of Forbes, and recognized as one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” At KLS, he teaches a weekly World History seminar for Upper School students.

Sal is also the Founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy provides instructional videos, practice exercises, and teacher tools which empower students in and outside of the classroom to learn at their own pace. Khan Academy has been translated into dozens of languages and more than 10 million people around the globe learn on Khan Academy each month. In addition to setting the vision and direction for Khan Academy, Sal still makes many Khan Academy videos himself.

He holds three degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Jenny Beeler

Secretary of the Board
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Jenny Beeler

Secretary of the Board

Jenny helps the Khan Academy team build and deepen relationships with thought leaders and experts across industries, ranging from education to design, and math to international relations. She also leads partnerships and initiatives that help students and teachers use Khan Academy’s tools and resources in K-12 classrooms. 

Prior to joining Khan Academy, Jenny was the COO of Iqra Fund, a U.S.-based non-profit providing a safe and sustainable education for thousands of girls and boys in the northern tribal regions of Pakistan. Prior to Iqra she helped found the Traveling School where, for more than a decade, she served on the board of directors and led various functions including finance and strategy. 

Jenny has also spent more than a decade consulting to and participating on the boards of schools innovating K-12 teaching and learning.

During college, Jenny taught Spanish to college level students in Costa Rica and spent several summers in Central America working to resolve some of the challenges of every day life in poverty that limit educational opportunities for children.

Jenny holds M.A. Ed. and MBA degrees from Stanford University and graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish.

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Shantanu Sinha

Treasurer of the Board
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Shantanu Sinha

Treasurer of the Board

Shantanu is a Director of Product Management at Google, where he is working on education-related technology. Prior to joining Google, Shantanu was the founding President and COO of Khan Academy. Shantanu teamed up with Sal Khan (his high school math competitor and college roommate) in 2010 to help Khan Academy grow into a not-for-profit organization with millions of users around the world. Previously, Shantanu was an Associate Principal (Junior Partner) at McKinsey & Company, where he advised Fortune 500 leaders on strategy and operational issues. 

Shantanu holds three bachelor's degrees (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Mathematics, and Brain & Cognitive Sciences) and a master's in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, all from MIT.

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Hemant Taneja

Board Member
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Hemant Taneja

Board Member

Hemant Taneja is a managing director at General Catalyst. He joined the firm in 2001 and launched its Silicon Valley office in 2011. Hemant’s investment thesis, known as “economies of unscale,” describes the belief that small, tightly focused companies can leverage web services, datasets, and AI to successfully launch and compete against much larger, more established competitors. His current investment portfolio ranges across several industries and includes companies such as ClassDojo, Color Genomics, Digit, Grammarly, Gusto, Fractyl, Fundbox, Livongo Health, Samsara, Snap, Stripe, ThoughtSpot and TuneIn.

In addition to his investments, Hemant serves on the Stanford School of Medicine Board of Fellows, is the co-founder of Advanced Energy Economy (an organization focused on transforming energy policy in America), and is a board member of Khan Lab School. He teaches a course on A.I., Entrepreneurship, and Society at Stanford University and is slated to publish his first book, UNSCALED, that explores topics of technology and society in March 2018.