Background: Stephanie Wilson Itelman is a principal with Bellwether Education Partners in the Strategic Advising practice area. Prior to joining Bellwether in 2013, Stephanie was the chief of staff at Aspire Public Schools, one of the largest and highest-performing charter management organizations in the country. At Aspire she also held the role of director of growth and strategy, where she led the development of new schools and facilities. Previously, Stephanie worked at Education for Change, a charter management organization focused on school turnarounds. A former Broad Resident and Education Pioneer, Stephanie has also worked as a consultant for Bain & Company and the Bridgespan Group in Boston, San Francisco, and Sydney. Stephanie earned master’s degrees in education and business administration at Stanford University and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.
Experience at Bellwether: strategic planning, growth and expansion strategy, new school design and development, partnership facilitation, federal grant development
Client segments served: school districts, charter systems, product and service organizations, foundations, intermediaries
Sample clients: Rocketship Education, Los Angeles Unified School District, The Learning Accelerator, Institute for Innovation in Public School Choice
Why I do this work: I am appalled by the disparities in public education in this country and the fact that zip code really does determine your destiny. I am passionate about ensuring the right of each child to access a high quality public education.