Director, Organizational LearningCompany: The Learning Accelerator (TLA)
Role: Session Presenter
Stephen Pham is the director of Organizational Learning at The Learning Accelerator (TLA). An experienced educator and systems leader, he brings expertise in student-centered learning and design, data systems and infrastructure, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work. At TLA, Stephen leads internal DEI learning and strategy as well as organizational impact evaluation. Externally, he also leads strategic projects focused on educator professional learning, data use in schools, and DEI efforts such as the Remote DEI Collective.
Before joining TLA, Stephen led school model innovation, instructional pilots, and blended learning implementation as the national manager of Personalized Learning at Rocketship Public Schools. In his tenure, he built data systems to support blended learning and helped the network launch four schools across the country. Stephen started in education as a 5th-grade STEM teacher and Teach for America corps member, serving as a BetterLesson Blended Learning Master Teacher and leading his grade level in a flex model pilot.
Stephen serves as the board chair of The Collective Washington, a Teach for America alumni association working to increase teacher diversity and develop leaders of color in service of educational equity throughout the state. Stephen holds a BS from UCLA and is based out of Seattle.