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Maggie Steakley

Maggie Steakley, MPP

Principal Associate

Maggie provides leadership to GPG projects and brings expertise in facilitation, policy analysis, development of conceptual models and frameworks, stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, funding distribution model development, project management, and communications. Key GPG projects include:

  • Facilitation and writing support for key sections of California’s Master Plan for Early Learning and Care
  • Development and presentation of a report identifying key opportunities for philanthropic foundation investments to advance early care and education workforce priorities in California
  • Facilitation, cost model development, and recommendation development support for a workgroup focused on developing a single-rate reimbursement structure for subsidized early care and education providers in California
  • Development of interactive network maps of organizations and collaboratives focusing on early care and education at the systems and policy level in California
  • Additional projects to advance early care and education as well as TK-12 education in California, including support for stakeholder engagement and planning to inform First 5 IMPACT, the development of California’s successful Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Renewal (PDG-R) grant, implementation support for California’s Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 (TWB8) initiative, and support for California’s Accountability and Continuous Improvement Task Force and its final report.

Outside of work, Maggie enjoys skiing, trail running, rock climbing, birding and naturalism, board games, reading (particularly history and historical fiction), and traveling in her van.


  • Master of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and History, University of Vermont