Executive Director, KIPP Albany Charter Schools
Stephanie Valle is Executive Director of KIPP Albany Charter Schools, where she is focused on ensuring every student has access to a quality and equitable education. She oversees all aspects region's schools, including academics, finances, and operations. KIPP Albany is part of the national network of KIPP Charter Schools.
Prior to joining KIPP Albany, Stephanie spent a decade on Capitol Hill, developing strong relationships with Members and staff on both sides of the political aisle. She is the former Chief of Staff to Congressman Chris Gibson (R-NY), who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2011 - 2017. Rep. Gibson has been recognized on numerous occasions for his bipartisan leadership and ability to work with Members from both parties to advance significant initiatives.
As Chief of Staff, Stephanie was the staff leader of the Congressional Office, responsible for all aspects of organizational success and led a staff of 22 in seven office locations. She was the principal advisor to the Congressman, has deep policy and communications experience, and has served as a surrogate and spokeswoman, including with top-tier media outlets and in public forums.
Stephanie also has extensive political campaign experience, successfully leading one of the most competitive, multi-million dollar congressional re-elections in the country in 2014 and working on multiple other competitive House and Senate races. In her campaign roles, she has experience developing and implementing overall strategy and understanding all aspects of political campaigns, including polling, advertising, digital media, fundraising, coalition and stakeholder development, and grassroots efforts.
Earlier in her career, Stephanie worked in the private sector at global public relations consulting company Hill + Knowlton Strategies, where she worked on a variety of public affairs accounts across the country.
Stephanie is a graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York and lives Upstate New York.