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Co-Founder & Managing Director


Seton Education Partners


Stephanie Saroki de García is co-founder and managing director of Seton Education Partners. She helped launch Seton in 2009 to give every child, regardless of background, an opportunity to have an academically excellent, character-building, and vibrantly Catholic education — and ultimately, a chance to live up to his or her God-given potential. Seton currently serves more than 3,000 predominantly Black and brown children in ten schools and four cities nationwide. Scholars in Seton’s schools are achieving academic growth results in mathematics and reading that match or beat the nation’s most acclaimed urban charter schools. Most recently, Stephanie launched and for over five years directed the Philanthropy Roundtable’s K-12 education programs, where she spearheaded a series of conferences, strategy sessions, and publications on breakthroughs in education philanthropy. She co-wrote Saving America's Urban Catholic Schools: A Guide for Donors and also served on the strategic planning committee for the Archdiocese of New York’s school system, chairing the committee on school leadership. Previously, Stephanie was a Teach For America corps member in Oakland, California, where she taught high school English and receive the award for “Excellence in Academic Instruction” each year of her commitment. She attended Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government as one of two Dean’s Fellows. While completing her master’s degree in public policy at the Kennedy School, Stephanie worked at the Office of Management and Budget. She is a first-generation college graduate who received a bachelor of arts degree in rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley and graduated with the highest honors (summa cum laude). Stephanie lives in San Diego, where she is a wife and proud mom to two amazing children.

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