Assoc. Director & Director of School Partnerships; Master Teacher in Residence, History
Ed.D., Boston College, (2005), M.Ed., Stanford University, (1994)
Stephen Mahoney has been teaching, coaching, and leading in schools since 1987. He holds degrees from Brown University (B.A., International Relations), Stanford University (M.A., Curriculum and Instruction), and Boston College (Ed.D., Educational Leadership). His dissertation explored students as self-directed learners, and took him from his suburban high school on the south shore of Boston to the Inca trail in and around the Cusco region of Peru. Mahoney worked in California for nine years, first as the founding director for a Summerbridge/Breakthrough Collaborative program at The Branson School in the Bay Area and then as an assistant principal at Santa Monica High School, where he led the school's Annenberg Initiative, among other responsibilities. Dr. Mahoney served as a school principal in Massachusetts for 17 years, moving to Springfield 10 years ago to start the Springfield Renaissance School, an award-winning urban middle/high school. Mahoney has led innumerable workshops for multiple organizations and conferences, was an adjunct member of the Smith College department of Education and Child Development, and still coaches new and aspiring school leaders.