Stephanie Durden Barfield

Stephanie Durden BarfieldVice President, Operations

Hometown: Washington, DC

Education: B.S. Commerce, University of Virginia; M.P.A. Domestic Policy, Princeton University; M.Ed. Educational Leadership, The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems

Stephanie began her career in education as a financial analyst at Success Academy Charter Schools. During her time as a financial analyst, Stephanie quickly discovered the critical role public policy plays in K-12 education. After two and a half years at Success, she left the organization to study policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs. While attending the Woodrow Wilson School, Stephanie served as an Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellow at the New York City Department of Education’s District 79, a network that serves students across the city who are enrolled in alternative schools and programs. After graduate school, Stephanie joined Uncommon Schools, where she served as the Director of Finance for Uncommon’s New York State charter schools and as the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the New York City region. During her time at Uncommon, she also participated in the Broad Residency and was a member of the 2014-16 residency class. Stephanie joined Blue Engine in the summer of 2016 and is thrilled to work with the Blue Engine team to unlock both student and future teacher potential in historically oppressed communities through team teaching.

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