Stephanie Downey Toledo
Current Role: Doctoral Student, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Fellowship Role: Deputy Chief Operating Officer with responsibility of three additional Special Education Office teams, NYC Department of Education
Pre-Fellowship Role: Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Division of Students with Disabilities & English Language Learners, NYC Department of Education
Teach For America Alumni: Los Angeles 2003
Stephanie Downey Toledo is currently a Doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. As part of the Fellowship, Stephanie continued in her role as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for the Division of Students with Disabilities & English Language Leaders at the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE). In this role, Stephanie was responsible for the implementation of New York City’s reform to special education across all 1,700 city schools. Stephanie teaches graduate courses on serving school-age students with disabilities with a focus on bilingual issues at Columbia University. Stephanie was selected as a Chancellor’s Fellow in 2012 and was a Sue Lehman Regional Finalist as a corps member.
Stephanie holds a B.A. in Psychology from George Washington University, an M.Ed. in Special Education from Loyola Marymount, and an M.Ed. in Speech Language Pathology from Teacher’s College at Columbia University.