Leadership in Milwaukee
Our executive director, staff, alumni, board members and partners are committed to building a stronger Milwaukee by supporting and developing our AmeriCorps members as leaders in their schools and community.
Senior Vice President and Executive Director for City Year Milwaukee
Stephanie Maney-Hartlaub, PhD, currently serves as Senior Director of Talent Strategy and Leadership Development and is equipped with more than twenty years’ experience as an educational leader. Stephanie views the Executive Director role as an opportunity to impact the academic outcomes of students through the strategic, organized support and mentorship that Corps Members provide. The Executive Director role activates her belief system, knowledge base and commitment to educational equity. Stephanie believes that education is a necessary component in driving communities forward and describes the work of the Corps Members as enthusiastic, motivating, and trustworthy.
As a leader, Stephanie values communication, innovation, transparency, and humility. She combines these values with culture building and storytelling to foster successful teams. Integrity, authenticity, and trust are key for Stephanie’s relationship development style. Stephanie seeks to actively build a culture in which staff feel connected, able to show up as themselves, comfortable to take risks and operate in their fullest potential. Stephanie sees communication as a tool of talent development and works to inform her staff as a means of understanding their own role in organizational vision. Stephanie believes that strong organizational culture and climate are critical components of goal attainment.
Shephanie served as Director of School Turnaround with Milwaukee Public Schools. Her prior roles included teaching elementary and middle school children, 10 years as assistant principal at the Milwaukee Sign Language School and School of Languages, and 4 years as principal at Jeremiah Curtin Leadership Academy. Stephanie earned her B.S. in Education from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University. Also, Stephanie holds a PhD. in Leadership, Learning, Service, and Research from Cardinal Stritch University.