We are teachers and dreamers who see a new future for education. What we offer is a natural outgrowth of the practices we have developed -- and continue to refine -- in our own classrooms.
FOUNDER & Executive Director
Kareem Farah earned a B.A. in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis and M.A. in Secondary Education from Johns Hopkins University. After joining Teach for America in 2013, he spent six years teaching in schools that support highly diverse student populations from low-income communities in Hawaii and DC. Kareem was awarded the 2018 Standing Ovation Award for Excellence in Classroom Innovation for his blended, self-paced, mastery-based approach to teaching and learning. Shortly after, he and Robert Barnett founded The Modern Classrooms Project.
FOUNDER & CHief OPerating officer
Robert Barnett has taught math, entrepreneurship, computer science, English, and law, at the high-school and university level, in Washington, DC and Switzerland. He founded the Eastern SERVE Portal, has written about education for several local and national publications, and spoke at TEDxLeysinAmericanSchool. A native of Washington, DC, he is a former City Year corps member and holds degrees cum laude from Princeton University (A.B.) and Harvard Law School (J.D.).
Board of Directors
Our board of directors is a diverse team of leaders whose experience and wisdom guides our work.