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Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

Founding President
Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D. is internationally recognized as an educational visionary, thought leader and pioneer. Her work is grounded in generative system leadership, transformative learning and schooling and the design and creation of life-affirming learning systems and environments that flourish and “learn as life does.” She is the founding president and president emerita of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy®; founding president of the National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology; and past president of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development International. She is the author of over 40 articles and author of The Power to Transform: Leadership that Brings Learning and Schooling to Life. In recognition of pioneering achievement that "contributed to the betterment of mankind,” Dr. Marshall received Illinois’ highest honor—election into the Lincoln Academy as a Lincoln Laureate.

Stephanie’s career and life’s work has been dedicated to a singular truth: “Learning must liberate the goodness and genius that resides within each child; and its design must ignite and nurture the power and creativity of the human spirit for the world.”