Our Team

The NewSchools team draws on extensive experience from across the education, business, policy and nonprofit sectors to help find, fund and support teams of educators and innovators.

Stephen Switzer

Stephen Switzer

Stephen supports the NewSchools Venture Fund finance team, helping to keep operations running smoothly and efficiently. Prior to NewSchools, Stephen was an accounting consultant for 13 years. Having spent more than a decade helping non-profits stay successful, his career has taken him from architectural foundations in NYC and NGO’s in Tanzania, to transgender rights in Oakland.

Stephen received his B.A. in Geography from Middlebury College and is pursuing a M.S. in Accounting at Saint Mary’s College. He serves on the board of Red Hen, a wine importing cooperative. A native Arizonan, Stephen now resides in Oakland, CA with his husband, daughter, and dog, Chaga