Marques Stewart

Senior Director
Achievement First

I am the Senior Director of Network Operations for the Achievement First Charter school organization, supporting over 2500 staff and 12000 students on their climb up the educational mountain. I have been with the Achievement First organization for over 10 years working as an on the ground IT tech all the way up to my current role as Senior Director. In addition to my role as Senior Director, I am also a former Peace Corps Volunteer that served in Western Samoa. While stationed there I acted as the head of the technology department, technology curriculum developer and technology repair specialist. My experiences at both Achievement First and my Peace Corps time have ingrained in me a deep commitment to removing educational barriers via technology, so that all students - regardless of where they live - are able to achieve the dreams.

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