Stephanie Powell Dua is the Founder and CEO of Homer, producing an iPad app which provides high-quality, handcrafted early learning experiences for parents and children—an authentic alternative to dull learn-to-read workbooks and one-off phonics games.
Prior to founding Homer, Stephanie served as Senior Advisor to both David Coleman at Student Achievement Partners and the Gates Foundation's Shared Learning Collaborative.
From 2006 to 2011, Stephanie was the Chief Executive Officer of the Fund for Public Schools.
Stephanie previously served as the Director of the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Strategic Partnerships.
She came to the Department of Education from the Robin Hood Foundation where she spent much of her tenure working in their Special Projects group, which helped to forge the partnership that brought the Robin Hood Libraries to the city’s schools.
Prior to joining Robin Hood, Stephanie worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, consulting to Fortune 100 businesses, across a broad range of industries.
Stephanie was named to Crain’s New York Business “40 Under Forty” in 2009.
She received her Masters in Public Policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and received her B.S. from UCLA summa cum laude. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and three daughters.