Our Team

Robert T. Stephens

Senior Manager, Federal Relations

Prior to joining NCLD, Robert was a staffer for Congressman John Lewis. He has dedicated his career to closing the opportunity gap for students. He spent two years teaching special education in Charlotte, NC. After teaching, he moved to Washington, DC to pursue a Master of Public Policy degree from George Mason University. After graduating, he joined the staff of Teach For America and served as the Manager of Community Partnerships and the Director of Alumni Teacher Leadership.

In addition to his experience in education, Robert has campaign and political organizing experience, having been a candidate for City Council in Durham, North Carolina and working in North Carolina for Organizing for America as a Field Organizer.

Robert earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Winston-Salem State University.

From the policy blog

Working Together For Education Funding #MakesSense

Written by Griffin Stein | 6 days ago

On Wednesday, July 18th, I joined the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) coalition on Capitol Hill to advocate for greater federal investment in education. Representing NCLD, I met with staffers and other coalition members, from as far away as Colorado and Texas, in support of the #5CentsMakesSense campaign, which calls for increased funding from a … Continue reading Working Together For Education Funding #MakesSense

Learn more

Programs:

Understood
Friends of Quinn
LD Navigator
Get Ready to Read
RTI Action Network