Bryan Stokes

Grantmaking Team - Director, Education Portfolio

Bryan Stokes, Education Portfolio Director, brings a wealth of knowledge from 15 years in the early childhood field, most recently serving as the Chief of Early Childhood Education at Chicago Public Schools.

Bryan began his career as a classroom teacher at the Carole Robertson Center before spending six years leading early childhood and youth development programs at Gads Hill Center, which serves more than 4,500 children on Chicago’s Southwest Side. His range of professional experience in the early childhood sector includes managing implementation of the state’s Preschool Development Grant in the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development and serving as Vice President of Early Learning at Illinois Action for Children.