Stephanie Pace Marshall
Day job: Founding President/President Emerita, Illinois Math & Science Academy
Description: Stephanie Pace Marshall is the Founding President and President Emerita of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy –the nation’s first three-year public residential institution for high school-age students academically talented in science, mathematics and technology. She was also the founding president of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools in Mathematics, Science and Technology, and was a president of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), one of the world’s largest international education associations. Today she is internationally recognized as a pioneer and innovative leader and teacher and an inspiring speaker and writer on leadership, learning and schooling, STEM education and talent development, innovation, and the design of generative and life-affirming learning organizations. How she describes her job: “I write, speak, and consult. I perturb and ask irreverent and disarming questions. I am a thinking, creating and designing partner for education transformation.”
Dr. Marshall has worked in every level of education: superintendent of schools, a district curriculum administrator, a graduate school faculty member, and an elementary and middle school teacher. She earned a B.A. from Queens College, M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from Loyola University of Chicago, and she received four honorary doctorates in science and in arts and letters.
Superpower: Intuition; I can read the “understory.”