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Steven Francisco

Vice President, Technology
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Steven is responsible for imagining, developing and sustaining innovative technologies that power the LEE network to create impact.

Prior to joining the LEE Leadership Team, Steven led the development of mission-critical systems and data science processes as LEE's senior director of the Technology Innovation Laboratory. Before joining LEE, Steven led Innovation Teaching, an education technology startup that brought process automation using simple barcode scanning to schools across the globe.

In addition, Steven is a life-long advocate for the communities of the Bronx, NY — especially in the areas of educational equity, prison abolition, and policing reform. He currently serves as a Borough president appointee to the Community Education Council for District 10 and is a former 3rd-grade teacher for the Bronx’s District 7.

Steven holds a Bachelor of Arts in Latino studies from Columbia University, a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and a Master of Education from the City University of New York. He is the proud father of two geeks.

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