Featured Consultant

Stephanie Malia Krauss

M.Ed., MSW
Education Consultant

About Stephanie

Stephanie Malia Krauss is an educator, social worker, and coach.

Eight years ago, she left her work in schools because she knew that helping students earn a high school diploma was not the same as getting them ready for adulthood. Since then, she has been on a mission to figure out what kids really need to survive and thrive in our changing world.

Stephanie is the author of Making It: What Today’s Kids Need for Tomorrow’s World, the owner of First Quarter Strategies, a senior advisor to Jobs for the Future, a senior fellow with Education Northwest, and a consultant for the Youth Transition Funders Group. She writes regularly for Youth Today and Scary Mommy.


17 Years

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • Organizational Strategy
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Youth Development and Child Well-Being
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Workforce Development
  • Program Design and Quality
  • Applied and Action Research
  • Community-school partnerships
  • Social emotional learning
  • Competency-based education
  • High school redesign
  • Work-based Learning

Recognition and Publications

  • Author, Making It: What Today’s Kids Need for Tomorrow’s World