Jennifer Stepanek

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Jennifer is committed to helping change education systems and practices so that every student can thrive, fulfill their dreams, and take part in building a better world. She is passionate about learning and helping people share their knowledge, stories, and ideas.

At Marzano Research, Jennifer leads proposal development in support of strategic priorities. Her work includes designing and implementing effective development processes; tracking funding opportunities and trends; and managing, developing, and submitting proposals. She also coaches staff to build capacity for successful proposal development.

Jennifer has more than 10 years of experience with grant writing and proposal development, nonprofit leadership, and strategic communications. She has worked for The Library Foundation, where she wrote and managed grants to support innovative programs at the Multnomah County Library. She has also worked as a proposal development leader at Education Northwest, a nonprofit education research and technical assistance organization. Jennifer is an experienced writer and editor who has created an assortment of publications, including a journal for math and science teachers, a series of research and practice summaries on such topics as equitable teaching, and several books on collaborative professional learning models.

Jennifer earned a master’s degree in educational policy from Portland State University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Smith College.