Program Director

Stephanie Seidmon

Stephanie Seidmon (she/her) is program director at UndauntedK12, where she works to advance national strategies to support schools and school systems to create healthy, decarbonized, climate-resilient schools. She’s been a fierce advocate for climate justice throughout her decade-long career in public education. She started in the classroom as a high school biology and environmental science teacher in Louisiana, where she launched the first school-wide recycling program in the district and founded a nutrition club and student garden while serving as a state teacher-leader and evangelist for culturally responsive and antiracist teaching practices. She also served in the Peace Corps in Tlaxcala, Mexico, where she worked with the state government agency for the environment to successfully launch many new programs, including a summer school for young women focused on climate education and leadership skills. Since 2019, she has been in the Bay Area working as an instructional leader at a high school in Richmond; supporting SMCOE’s solutionary teacher fellowship program as a curriculum designer, facilitator, and coach; and most recently completing her master’s in Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies at Stanford’s School of Education, where she also served as a program evaluator for CAELI’s County Office of Education Fellowship program. Stephanie is based in Oakland, where you can find her recreating throughout the beautiful Bay Area. She loves to hike, bike, backpack, snowboard, play tennis, and go for walks around Lake Merritt.

Innovation Hub: County Office of Education, Policy