Stephan Turnipseed
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer


  • Accountability
  • Achievement gap
  • Assessment
  • Blended learning
  • Business of education
  • Character education
  • Child development
  • Classroom technology
  • Cognition and brain development
  • Common Core
  • Common Core assessments
  • Curriculum
  • Digital divide
  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Early learning
  • Education reform
  • Education technology
  • Educational standards
  • Engagement
  • History of education
  • Innovative professional development
  • Instructional tools
  • International comparisons
  • Leadership
  • Math
  • Middle schools
  • NAEP
  • Personalized learning
  • PISA
  • Preschool
  • Professional development
  • Reading and literacy
  • Remediation and intervention
  • Research and methodology
  • Science
  • Standardized tests
  • State of education
  • Student-centered education
  • Teacher development
  • Workforce development
  • Writing

Stephan Turnipseed is executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Destination Imagination Inc., a global organization which hosts the largest celebration of creativity in the world for K-20 students.  He is the immediate past chairman for The Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21), a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. He is also the former president of LEGO ® Education North America.  As part of the Destination Imagination team, he helps to establish the strategic direction for the company, leads advocacy and outreach efforts, and is responsible for strategic relationships. At P21, he works with education nonprofits, foundations and businesses to ensure 21st century education is a reality for all K-12 students within the nation. These skills such as creativity, collaboration, communications and problem solving are essential for our children to become successful citizens and workers in the 21st century. Turnipseed is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in electrical engineering.