Erin Stark

Partner, Learning Differences

Erin Stark, a Partner at NewSchools, leads investments to benefit the 1 in 5 students with learning differences. Her passion for inclusion was inspired by her sister’s disabilities and grew and evolved throughout a 20-year career as a high school special educator in New York City. In her current role, Erin merges her personal and professional expertise to create learning opportunities that have deepened the organization’s proficiency in serving students with learning differences. Erin plays a crucial role in selecting leaders with innovative ideas to support students with learning differences, coordinating with investment teams across the organization and a community board that advises on areas of need and grantmaking. 

Before NewSchools, Erin was the Director of Student Support at New Visions for Public Schools, where she led initiatives to improve support for students with disabilities, multilingual learners and developing readers in high school. Her achievements include designing web-based tools, developing professional development series, and managing grants worth $2.5M aimed at  enhancing student support. Erin holds certifications as a School Building Leader, in English Language Arts, special education, and literacy intervention.

Erin lives in New Jersey with her wife and daughter and prioritizes spending quality time with her family. She deeply cherishes the values of family, inclusion, and the transformative power of truly equitable and inclusive education.