Stacey Jordan has a twenty-five year career serving in public education policy leadership positions. Her education policy experience includes serving as a director of NYC Fund for Public Education; special assistant to Mayor of Providence, RI; and U.S. Department of Education, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs. In addition, she held positions within educational research organizations (Education Sector, American Institute for Research and Center for Naval Analysis) where her work focused on clarifying connections between research and practice.  She has extensive experience developing strategies and executing outreach to ensure that studious inquiry into public education is accessible and applicable to the work of policymakers, educators and stakeholders.

In the Austin community Jordan is currently working extensively with education organizations and institutions to build capacity, develop strategic initiatives and establish effective public/private partnerships. As an alumni of the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, Jordan is pleased to return to Austin and contribute to its vibrant civic and academic communities.