Today, NewSchools welcomes Dr. Stephanie Wood-Garnett as the Managing Director of our Learning to Teach Fund (LTT). Stephanie joins us from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) where she served as the Assistant Commissioner of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness in the Office of Higher Education.
At the NYSED Stephanie helped shape policy related to teacher and leader preparation programs and led the state’s Race-to-the-Top initiatives aimed at increasing the effectiveness of those programs.
“Stephanie is a problem solver, innovator, collaborator and bridge builder whose voice and leadership on teacher quality issues are nationally recognized,” said Ray Pecheone, Professor of Practice and Executive Director of SCALE at Stanford University. “Stephanie recognizes the enormous challenges to ensuring that all students have high quality teachers.”
The NewSchools Learning to Teach Fund, launched in 2013, invests in entrepreneurs developing innovative teacher training models and tools, so that teachers can be better prepared to serve their students. NewSchools is working to transform teacher education in America with the goal of helping teachers and their students prosper in the classroom.