Christy Stanford

Project Lead

Interest Areas


Christy has channeled her curiosity and passion for connections, business operations, and innovation into the education management space for over 16 years. Christy began her career working with students, parents, and teachers as the Director of Education in Sylvan Learning Centers. Christy later ran the business side of multiple Sylvan Learning Centers before working at Sylvan Corporate as a trainer and then managed Sylvan’s contract services business.

Switching from K-12 to higher education, Christy joined then edtech startup 2U, Inc. as one of the earliest team members where she held executive leadership roles building out and managing faculty acquisition, faculty training and teaching development, faculty relationship management, technical support, and career services teams. Christy was the primary stakeholder for the development and release of all faculty-facing products and also served as 2U’s Accessibility Liaison, responsible for working with 2U university partners and internal teams to ensure the programs were accessible to all students.

Originally from Texas and currently residing in Maryland, Christy enjoys spending time with her family, a good book, glass of wine or scotch, and board games. Christy is a third-generation graduate of Baylor University and serves as an advisor to Better World Ed, a nonprofit that provides social and emotional learning tools designed to help you(th) become compassionate and mindful leaders.