Denise Stouffer joined the Charter School Office at the Delaware Dept. of Education last April. but as of the past couple of weeks she became the Director of the Charter School Office. She rose through the ranks to replace Jennifer Nagourney, who left the Delaware DOE on July 1st to join the New York City Dept. of Education. But she had been working with the Delaware DOE for two years before that as a contractor with a title of “Data Governance Contractor”. In 2010, she created a company called BHS Educational Services based out of Pennsylvania. BHS specializes in helping individuals to create charter schools and professional development training. Stouffer also helped out the DOE during their contract with Wireless Generation as a consultant that trained people on professional development and data driven instructional practices. All this information is based on Stouffer’s LinkedIn account. While her new title does not appear on that account, it was referenced in the Charter School Office presentation to the Delaware State Board of Education at their retreat earlier this week.
I have seen Denise Stouffer at meetings the past few weeks, whether at the State Board of Education or Every Student Succeeds Act meetings. I was wondering who she was… now I know! I had a decent relationship with Jennifer Nagourney and I hope the same can be said for Denise Stouffer. I’m a pain in the ass at times. But as I’ve always told folks at the DOE and written on here more times than I can count, if I’m barking up the wrong tree, let me know! In any event, congratulations Denise! You have big shoes to fill!
6 thoughts on “The Charter School Office At The Delaware DOE Has A New Director”
Nagourney promised better authorizations leading to better charters. Fail AND fail.
Stouffer’s has excellent macaroni and cheese……..
Only two ways to make better charters… One, make the district they are in, their sole authorizer… as in Red Clay. That way the money stays in the district and public and charters are funded out of the same pool.
The other is to fund them independently by line items in the state budget and allow per-student funding to remain locked down to the district in which every student resides…