Partnership Director, Partnerships
With a strong belief that every child deserves an advocate, Stephanie brought her passion for educational equity and access to Equal Opportunity Schools. From a very early age, Stephanie had trusted adults that recognized that she was gifted, and those adults championed for her. With family support and the support of trusted adults, they ensured that she had access and experienced success in her schools most rigorous AP courses. They also made sure that she was aware of all of her post-secondary options. Stephanie became the first person in her family to not only attend college but receive a full-scholarship, because of the efforts of those that championed for her and always PUSHED her to use the gifts that were inside of her.
Stephanie has dedicated her professional career to ensuring that every student that she serves has the same experience she did, an adult that helps them reach their full potential.
Before joining EOS, Stephanie worked as an elementary school teacher in the Metro Atlanta area, both a middle and high school counselor in the Charlotte NC area, and most recently, a school administrator. She has also published a children’s book. Over the past 10 years, Stephanie has worked tirelessly to remove any barriers to success that students of color and their families experience. She is committed to doing the hard-work, analyzing the gaps and having the difficult conversations that lead to change and educational equity for historically marginalized students.
Stephanie studied psychology, earning her B.A from North Carolina State University. She also earned her Master of Education Degree in School Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, she earned her Licensure in School Administration from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.