In his role as Chief of Schools for Chicago International Charter Schools (CICS), Dr. Stephen McClain supports eleven campuses and oversees innovation, community engagement, and policy teams. Prior to leading at CICS, Stephen was a Principal and Assistant Principal in Chicago Public Schools. In 2018, Stephen was named one of Chicago's 35 under 35 Young Leaders Making an Impact and a Chicago Urban League- University of Chicago Booth IMPACT Fellow. Stephen earned a B.A in Elementary Education from Michigan State University, Ed. M in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an Ed.D in Urban School Leadership from University of Illinois at Chicago.