Recently retired, Steve Hope has had a varied career in public education over the last 36 years. He has served as a social studies teacher, assistant principal and principal at a comprehensive high school in Mountain View, California. After serving at the school site for 18 years, Steve moved to the district office as the Associate Superintendent of Personnel and Technology. In this capacity for the last 18 years, he has overseen a wide variety of both professional development initiatives for teachers and technology projects for a high-performing California public high school district. In addition, prior to his service in public education in California, Steve served two years as a volunteer teaching English in Indonesia to university professors in a medical school and to teachers at a teacher training college. Over the last 15 years, he has also served on the boards of a variety of non-profits including the Association of California School Administrators and foundations funding grants in K-12 education. Steve received a BA in International Relations and MA in Education from Stanford University.