District of Columbia
Director, Performance and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education
Aurora Steinle is the Director of Performance & Strategic Initiatives at the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) in Washington, D.C. In her role as director, she is responsible for leading and coordinating high priority projects that have ranged from the Every Day Counts! initiative to address student absenteeism to out of school time and safe passage. Prior to joining the DME, she worked as counsel and senior advisor to the chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) under Secretary Arne Duncan. During her time at ED, she led work to attract, support and retain excellent educators and strengthen labor-management collaboration. She also spent time at the White House Domestic Policy Council and worked for the Senate HELP Committee on behalf of Ranking Member Patty Murray to authorize the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015. She received her bachelor’s in psychology-neuroscience-philosophy, master’s in social work, and juris doctorate in law from Washington University in St. Louis and earned a master’s in educational leadership from the Broad Residency in Urban Education.