Marc Sternberg, Walton Family Foundation

TITLE: K-12 Education Program Director

FOCUS AREAS: K-12 education

CONTACT:  479-464-1570, msternberg@wffmail.com

PROFILE: Marc Sternberg is the K-12 education program director at the Walton Family Foundation. His foundation bio shares:

Marc Sternberg leads the foundation’s initiatives to improve K-12 education for all of our nation’s children by empowering parents with quality options. Before joining the foundation, Marc served as the senior deputy chancellor at the New York City Department of Education, where he directed the citywide portfolio planning efforts including new school development and placement, the school phase-out process, and the enrollment process for students Pre-K-12. He also served as senior advisor to the chancellor and the mayor’s office on K-12 policy and strategy.

Prior to his service as deputy chancellor, Marc served as founder and principal of the Bronx Lab School, an unscreened high school that quadrupled the graduation rate of Evander Childs High School, the school Bronx Lab replaced in 2004. After earning a B.A. from Princeton University in 1995, Marc served as a Teach For America corps member in the South Bronx. He then earned a joint MBA and Masters in Education from Harvard University. 

His Education Post, where he has served as director of the fiduciary board, bio shares:

Marc Sternberg is director of the Walton Family Foundation’s Systemic K-12 Education Reform Focus Area, in which he leads the foundation’s initiatives to improve K-12 education by empowering parents with quality options. Before joining Walton, Mr. Sternberg served as senior deputy chancellor at the New York City Department of Education. Mr. Sternberg’s experience in education began with Teach For America, serving as a corps member at a South Bronx middle school. He later served as founding principal of the Bronx Lab School, one of the city’s top-performing open enrollment schools. In 2009, he was selected as one of 15 White House Fellows to serve a one-year post in the Obama administration with the U.S. Department of Education.

Mr. Sternberg earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, and a joint MBA and master’s degree in education from Harvard University.