Wendy Stedman Banbury is an educator and administrator with a strong commitment to supporting children to reach their full academic and human potential. She understands the profound importance of social and emotional learning in the development of children, as well as the equity gap’s effect on academic achievement and long-term success in life. She has over twenty years of experience in the public and non-profit sectors – as a teacher, program manager, and in organizational development.
Wendy is grateful to serve as the full time Program Assistant for the Tauck Family Foundation to support the organization’s mission and create and implement administrative and communication systems to support the daily operations of the Foundation.
Prior to joining the Tauck Family Foundation Wendy was a public elementary school teacher and a tutor for homebound students with special needs in Connecticut. Before working in Connecticut, Wendy worked for the International Rescue Committee in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Zagreb, Croatia during the Balkan War to support the psycho-social well-being of war-effected civilians. Prior to working in Europe, Wendy worked in Battambang, Cambodia focusing on vulnerable populations and sustainable economic development. She has also worked as an English as Second Language Teacher in Japan and developed curriculum internationally and in the United States. Wendy began her career as an Office Manager for the Harvard Center for Psychological Studies in the Nuclear Age, a non-profit that focused on the social and emotional effects of children growing up under the threat of nuclear war.
Wendy has served on the Board of Trustees and as the Head of the Education Committee for the International School of Bangkok. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a concentration in Peace and Justice Studies from Tufts University, a Master’s in Education from Harvard University, and a Teaching Certificate in K-6 from Drexel University.