Dr. Sadie Stockdale Jefferson is the Executive Director of the Education Lab. Sadie spent the last 10 years working in Chicago both in the Government and Nonprofit sectors. Most recently, Sadie ran the foundation for Chicago Public Schools and prior to that, served as Deputy Chief of Staff for then CEO, Dr. Janice Jackson. Prior to that work, she was the Director of Education for Mayor Emanuel. Sadie recently graduated with her PhD in Educational Policy from Loyola University where she studied the role of neighborhood factors in school choice.