Dr. Steven A. Chambers, M.Div.
A Columbus, Ohio native and graduate of Hampton University, Steven is an educator, religious leader, school district administrator, and entrepreneur. Previously serving the Greater Houston, Texas as an elementary school teacher, college access counselor, district administrator, associate pastor, and founder of two African American male mentoring programs, Steven finds his Purpose deeply rooted in repairing social systems of brokenness.
In his current role as Senior Advisor for Partnerships and Innovations at the New York City Department of Education, Steven is charged with reimagining school design, cultivating partnerships to enhance student supports, and securing resources for the 1 million students in the city of New York. Most recently, Steven was a policy writer and the chief administrator for the NYC’s Outdoor Learning Initiative, featured in the New York Times. In response to COVID-19, the Initiative supported around 900 schools in securing public street and park space to conduct academic classes and school day activities outdoors: mitigating the spread of the coronavirus.
A recent graduate from Harvard University’s Doctor of Education Leadership program and a certified Data Wise improvement coach, Steven approaches the work of community and school system leadership through the lens of continuous improvement, racial equity, and social emotional wellness. In his spare time, Steven finds joy in teaching as an adjunct professor at the HTH Graduate School of Education, serving on the board of directors for Young Life Manhattan and I AM C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D., lifting weights, boxing, spending time with family & friends, reading, and remaining an active brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.