Teach For America Appalachia
Stephanie Devine is the Executive Director of Teach For America Appalachia, a four-state nonprofit serving Eastern Kentucky, West Virginia, Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. As Executive Director, she leads a coalition of community members, school partners, funders and practitioners in the pursuit of their 2030 goal-to double the number of students who achieve postsecondary readiness and success in communities where they work. Prior to her time in the Executive Director role, Stephanie spent five years as a Program Director and teacher coach on the TFA Appalachia regional team, supporting educators across 17 districts in rural Eastern Kentucky.
Stephanie was part of the inaugural Systems Impact Lab and Inquiry Institute at Teach For America, where she coached other executives around place-based strategic clarity work. In 2021, she was one of 10 intermediary site leads selected for the Accelerate ED initiative created by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Prior to joining TFAA, Stephanie taught for three years in Baltimore City Public Schools. She worked in a self-contained program for students with severe emotional and behavioral needs, collaborating with students and families to achieve dramatic gains in reading, math, and social emotional well-being. Stephanie's belief in education as a catalyst of personal empowerment and economic mobility continues to be deeply informed by her time in the classroom.
Stephanie earned her bachelor's degree with honors in K-12 special education from Cedarville University, and a distinguished master's degree in curriculum and instruction, emphasizing differentiated learning, from the American College of Education.