Chris Avery serves as the Vice President of Programs for Steppingstone Scholars. Prior to this role, Mr. Avery spent 14 years as an administrator and presenter for schools, most notably serving as Director of Community at The Haverford School. Bringing an extensive understanding of the challenges that Steppingstone Scholars and their families face daily, and knowledge of how to navigate Philadelphia’s complex landscape of school choice, Mr. Avery leads the development all programming, while helping forge important relationships to enhance our work in the community.
Mr. Avery has served on several boards, including the Executive Committee of the Board for the Multi-Cultural Resource Center (MCRC) and been a facilitator for The National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project. He was published in the NAIS Diversity Handbook for best practices in diversity and inclusion for independent schools and in 2014, he was nationally recognized by Teaching Tolerance, winning its Award for Excellence in Teaching for his dedication to better preparing students for the diverse world they face. Mr. Avery is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A.) and University of Pennsylvania (M.Ed.).