730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, California
DWW Director of Dissemination
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the DWW website was developed by Innovation Studies at WestEd in partnership with American Institutes for Research and RMC Research Corporation.
Stuart works closely with national organizations, school districts, intermediaries, universities, and states to promote the awareness and use of DWW recommended practices.
Through her DWW work, Stuart also collaborates with state departments to help them scale up systemwide professional development and support systems.
In addition to her work on DWW, Stuart leads the U.S. Department of Education’s School Turnaround Learning Community, an online community for states, districts, and schools involved in turnaround efforts.
Stuart’s work on school turnaround also includes facilitating and supporting state-level peer-to-peer meetings that enable state departments overseeing School Improvement Grants to share promising practices and facilitate planning to better support districts.
From 2006–2010, Stuart was the Assistant Director of Dissemination at Developmental Studies Center (DSC), a nonprofit agency. She worked closely with administrators, teachers, coaches, and after-school leaders throughout the United States and Latin America to integrate pro-social literacy and mathematics curriculum into K–8 classrooms.
Also while at DSC, Stuart served as the project manager for a five million dollar after-school grant that provided academic enrichment programs and professional development to over 1,200 sites serving low-income youth.
Prior to working at DSC, Stuart worked for the Success for All Foundation as Director of Special Programs as well as Area Manager overseeing program implementation in over 120 schools in California and Hawaii.
Stuart began her career as an elementary school teacher in California.
She received two Packard Fellowships for her research and dissemination of findings on how identity development and learning is supported through after-school science instruction with low-income Latino youth.
Stuart received a BS from the University of the State of New York at Albany; an MA, EdD, and administrative credential from San Francisco State University; and a teaching credential from Simpson College.