Stefan Lallinger is a fellow at the Century Foundation and the Director of TCF’s Bridges Collaborative. He focuses on issues of racial and socioeconomic integration, equity, school governance, and district-charter partnerships.

Lallinger previously worked as a Special Assistant to Chancellor Richard Carranza in the New York City Department of Education, where he focused on school integration strategy and policy. He successfully defended his doctoral work, 21st Century School Integration in New York City: New Paradigms, Promising Practices, and Familiar Obstacles in the Nation’s Largest District, in April 2020 and graduates with a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in May 2020. At Harvard, he was a fellow in the Reimagining Integration: Diverse and Equitable Schools (RIDES) Project and coordinated the Education Redesign Lab’s By All Means Initiative in Providence, RI.

Prior to graduate school, he led Langston Hughes Academy, a Pre-K through 8th grade open-enrollment school in the Recovery School District, in post-Katrina New Orleans, where he served as principal, assistant principal and teacher for nine years. Before moving to New Orleans, he coordinated a boys mentoring program in Providence, RI. Inspired by his grandfather Louis Redding, a civil rights lawyer, Stefan has been a fierce advocate for integration and equity throughout his career.

He holds BAs in Political Science and Development Studies from Brown University and an MA in History from the University of New Orleans.