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Stacey M. Childress

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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (415) ***-****  HQ Phone
NewSchools Venture Fund
49 Stevenson Suite 575
San Francisco , California 94105
United States

Company Description: NewSchools Venture Fund believes that all children are entitled to a high-quality public education and that the best way to reach this goal is to transform our...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Harvard Business School
  • Baylor University
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Our Team: NewSchools Venture Fund, 14 Aug 2014 [cached]
Stacey Childress
Stacey Childress Chief Executive Officer
Stacey Childress is the CEO at NewSchools Venture Fund.
Prior to joining NewSchools, Childress led the K-12 Next Generation Learning team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, investing in schools and technologies that support personalized learning for middle and high school students in the United States.
Prior to joining the foundation, Childress was on the faculty of the Harvard Business School where she wrote and taught about entrepreneurial activity in public education in the United States. Her work focused on urban public school districts, charter schools, and nonprofit and for-profit enterprises with missions to improve the public system. During her time at Harvard she wrote three books and more than thirty cases and articles about education entrepreneurship. She also won teaching awards from her students and the HBS dean for her elective course on education entrepreneurship, which was taken by nearly 1000 students between 2004 and 2010.
Before working in academia, Childress was a co-founder of an enterprise software company and also spent ten years in a Fortune 500 company in sales and general management.
Early in her career, she taught in a Texas public high school. She is a graduate of Baylor University and Harvard Business School. In 2012, she was named one of Forbes Magazine's Impact 15, a group of innovators revolutionizing education in the United States and around the world.
NewSchools Venture Fund Board ..., 13 May 2014 [cached]
NewSchools Venture Fund Board names Stacey Childress as CEO
OAKLAND, Calif., May 13, 2014-- NewSchools Venture Fund today announced that its Board of Directors has named Stacey Childress as Chief Executive Officer to lead the venture philanthropy's support of innovation in K-12 education.
"Stacey brings to NewSchools a deep understanding of education entrepreneurship and innovation," said Dave Goldberg, NewSchools board member and CEO of SurveyMonkey.
"But it is Stacey's track record as a bold investor in people and ideas with the potential to accelerate learning for underserved students that has us most excited about NewSchools' next chapter."
For more than 15 years, NewSchools has provided startup and scale-up capital and strategic counsel to leading education entrepreneurs and harnessed their energy and vision to solve the biggest challenges in public education. NewSchools has been on the cutting edge of some of education's most promising new practices including high-quality public charter school networks, education technology and practice-based professional development programs for teachers.
Childress joins NewSchools from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she led the team responsible for next-generation learning, supporting nearly 200 ed-tech and school entrepreneurs during her four years there. In 2012, Forbes placed Childress on its Impact 15 list, a group of innovators revolutionizing education globally.
"Throughout each phase of its history, NewSchools has identified the biggest opportunities for impact and supported entrepreneurs with the passion to pursue them," Childress said. "Today's students are the most diverse, connected generation in history, and they deserve learning experiences that meet them where they are and help them realize their most ambitious aspirations. I look forward to working with the NewSchools team to support innovators working on this challenge."
Before joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Childress was on the faculty at Harvard Business School where she developed and taught a course on education entrepreneurship and advised large urban districts. During a decade in the private sector, she was on the founding team of an enterprise software company after rising through the sales and management ranks at ADT Security Services. She also spent time in a public high school classroom as a substitute English teacher in Texas.
Childress will succeed Ted Mitchell, who was confirmed last week as U.S. Undersecretary of Education.
"Stacey understands the big challenges we are facing as a country when it comes to educating all kids well and the important role entrepreneurship plays in tackling those challenges," said KIPP Foundation CEO Richard Barth.
Childress will join NewSchools full time in late July.
India School Fund, 5 Nov 2014 [cached]
Board of Directors | Annie Bertrand (President) | Vandita Tewari (CEO, India) | Naveen Tewari (Chairman) | Swati Apte (Board Member) | Stacey Childress (Board Member) | Steve Cohn (Board Member) | Irina Zeltser (CFO, Board Member)
Stacey Childress - Professor in the Entrepreneurial Management unit at Harvard Business School (HBS), and co-founder and senior researcher of the Public Education Leadership Project at Harvard University. Stacey studies entrepreneurial activity in public education and international social entrepreneurship.
India School Fund, 5 Nov 2014 [cached]
Stacey Childress (Board Member)
Stacey Childress: Senior ..., 21 Jan 2015 [cached]
Stacey Childress: Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
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