Author profile
Senior Policy Analyst at Education Commission of the States | saragon@ecs.org

As a senior policy analyst, Stephanie focuses most of her efforts on state teacher recruitment and retention policies. Prior to joining Education Commission of the States, Stephanie worked in an administrator role at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and obtained a master’s degree in public policy/education policy from the University of Denver Institute for Public Policy Studies. Stephanie is dedicated to helping state education leaders create systems and structures that support and inspire excellent teaching and learning for all students.

More from this author

Strengthening Teacher Pipelines: School Climate and Working Conditions

State leaders are working hard to help schools become places where teachers want to work and stay. In celebration of Teacher Appreciation...

Read More

Strengthening Teacher Pipelines: Leading From the Classroom

State leaders are working hard to help schools become places where teachers want to work and stay. In celebration of Teacher Appreciation...

Read More

What We Know About Differential and Performance Pay for Teachers

Among governors’ State of the State addresses this year, a majority spoke about teacher compensation, including differential pay that...

Read More

Transforming State Teacher Licensure Systems to Support Ongoing Learning and Growth

This post was written in collaboration with Melissa Tooley, director of educator quality at New America. As with the professions of...

Read More

#ThankATeacher … and a State Policymaker?

This spring, teacher walkouts in states across the country have dominated our news feeds. A Google search for “RedForEd” pulls nearly a...

Read More

State Policies That Seek to Build Stronger Teacher Pipelines

Of the enacted state legislation in 2017, no issue we track received greater attention than teachers. This is not surprising, given...

Read More

2016 Legislative Round-up: Improving school health environments

So far in 2016, close to 1,000 K-12 education bills have been signed into law. While the heavy hitters such as accountability, assessments...

Read More

LINKEDIN