Maggie Steakley, MPPSenior Associate
Maggie Steakley brings a strong passion and commitment to public service to her work at GPG. She provides leadership and project management expertise to GPG projects and excels at writing, analysis, facilitation, planning and management, and synthesizing large bodies of information. Maggie marries policy analysis and stakeholder engagement to develop actionable recommendations and planning support to GPG clients. Maggie’s experience as an elementary educator, teacher leader, and literacy coach gives her a unique perspective on the issues facing children, families, and communities. Maggie applies this perspective, along with the skills and tools she developed at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, to support GPG clients improve the social welfare of their constituencies.
- Designing and developing an interactive map of California’s early educator preparation and improvement system and conducting a corresponding policy analysis that recommended ripe and aspiration policy changes.
- Developing a successfully funded $3.5 million pilot program for the Sonoma County Department of Health Services Dental Health Program. The Cavity-Free Sonoma pilot will increase preventative dental services to reach the overarching goal that 75% of local five year olds are cavity-free by 2020.
- Advancing policy supports and investments in California’s young Dual Language Learners by supporting dissemination efforts related to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics consensus study, “Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures,” facilitating feedback on the Heising-Simons Dual Language Learner Roadmap, and engaging stakeholders to inform First 5 California’s Dual Language Learner Pilot Program.
- Planning and facilitation of stakeholder engagement sessions to collaboratively design First 5 IMPACT (Improve and Maximize Programs so All Children Thrive) (2014 – 2015). Through a $190 million investment, First 5 IMPACT forges partnerships between First 5 California and counties to achieve the goal of helping children ages birth through 5 and their families thrive by building a system to increase high-quality early learning settings, including supporting and engaging families in the early learning process.