Stacey Childress
Deputy Director of Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Stacey Childress serves as Deputy Director of Innovation on the K-12 education team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She leads the Next Generation Learning team, which invests 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. Before working in academia, Childress was a co-founder of an enterprise software company and 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.

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