Sarah Elizabeth Ippel

Founder & Executive Director

600Throughout her career, Sarah Elizabeth has traveled to over 100 different countries across 6 continents, extensively examining educational philosophies and world languages, as well as creating international alliances that have contributed to the design and culture of the Academy for Global Citizenship. When she was 23 years old, Sarah Elizabeth Ippel rode her bicycle to the Board of Education with a simple request: to reimagine what is possible in public education today. Three years later, in 2008, the Academy for Global Citizenship opened in a former dental tool factory on the city’s underserved Southwest side.


B.A., Trinity College
M. Phil., University of Cambridge