November 26, 2018
Stephanie Geller Selected as Deputy Director!

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is very pleased to announce that Stephanie Geller has been selected as our new Deputy Director. A member of the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT staff since 2008, Stephanie has served as Senior Policy Analyst responsible for policy analysis in the areas of education, poverty and family economic security. In this position she has provided excellent leadership for Rhode Island KIDS COUNT's education initiatives including increasing opportunities for Student-Centered Learning and College and Career Readiness, and has provided expertise on a wide array of education and economic well-being policy issues including income support programs, housing, and homelessness. In 2017, Stephanie received the RI Education Champion Award from the New England Secondary Schools Consortium and she was selected to serve as a Prepare RI Ambassador. She also serves on the Annie E. Casey Foundation's national KIDS COUNT Steering Committee. Before joining Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Stephanie was a Research Associate at the National Center on Family Homelessness where she managed a multi-site study that examined the effectiveness of different housing and service approaches for homeless families. Previously, Stephanie was Research Director at Volunteers in Health Care and Scientist at the National Center on Substance Abuse Treatment Needs Assessment. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Wellesley College and a Masters in Education with a focus on Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Congratulations to Stephanie as she assumes her new role as Deputy Director at Rhode Island KIDS COUNT! 

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