Casey’s passion for equity and quality in education developed during her pursuit of education policy at Pomona College, including completing her thesis on early education philosophies, and continued through her additional studies (M.Ed., Special Education). As a student, Casey honed her research skills and education experience working at think tanks, including Education Development Center (EDC) and Public Works, Inc. Following graduation, she joined Teach for America where she worked as a special education teacher at a traditional district middle school outside Atlanta. Casey then served as the founding special education teacher and Director of Student Support at an all-girls charter school in Norcross, GA. To be closer to family, Casey moved to New York, where she was the Learning Specialist Coordinator at an all-girls charter school on the Lower East Side before joining STC as the Founding Executive Director of the NYC region in 2013. Now, as the COO, she supports all aspects of STC’s operations and growth. When Casey’s not trying to reimagine K-12 education, she can often be found on a volleyball court — the beach in the summer and indoors during the winter.