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Maggie Runyan-Shefa is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) and has been on the NSNO team since the fall of 2007. Runyan-Shefa oversees NSNO's school investment, school support, human capital investments, internal operations and organizational culture. In her time at NSNO, Maggie has helped to fund or launch 28 schools, doubled the size of NSNO's human capital portfolio, and was a chief architect of the Common Core programming offered to over 50 schools across the city. Prior to NSNO, Maggie founded and led KIPP STAR College Prep Charter School in Harlem, New York City, and she is a graduate of the KIPP School Leadership Program. Under her leadership, KIPP STAR was among the highest performing open-enrollment public schools in Harlem and its graduates have gained acceptance into some of our nation's finest college preparatory high schools and colleges. She was recognized by the Robin Hood Foundation with its Hero's Award in 2004. Runyan-Shefa is a former Teach For America corps member (Mississippi Delta '97) and holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University and a M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School. Maggie is a Fellow of the 11th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.