Debbie Stephens Stauffer

Principal

Atrium Capital

About Debbie Stephens Stauffer

Debbie Stephens Stauffer’s blended background in the business, education and social sectors offers useful insight to solutions in EdTech.  She is currently working as a venture capital analyst for the Follett Knowledge Fund at Atrium Capital, a substitute teacher in a public school district to keep pace on authentic technology applications in the classroom, and an advisory board member for two start-up companies.  She is also a K5 school site leader creating and driving an instructional technology program with 2:1 devices in all grade levels.  Debbie is a master leadership educator and has been an instructor in both live and virtual learning environments.  She spent more than a decade as a non-profit manager in both established and start-up ventures in California as well as in other parts of the United States.  She co-invented and patented a digital consumer product and then launched a business around it with a multi-channel global marketing and sales strategy.  Among other major media appearances, she has been a guest on an Oprah Show about entrepreneurs.  Debbie has also been involved in civic affairs including serving as the appointed Chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission for the City of Cupertino.  She has an undergraduate degree in Public Policy from Occidental College and a Master’s degree in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford University, and she was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs.  As part of her goal of developing healthy communities, she also currently teaches early morning strength training and yoga classes for the YMCA.  Debbie and her husband are enjoying life to the fullest while raising three young boys, a puppy and three chickens.

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