Stephanie Norby is the Executive Director of the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, which provides leadership in education at the Smithsonian. She collaborates on education programs in art, history, culture and science with all Smithsonian museums and research; Direct training for educators and museum professionals in Washington DC and through international and regional workshops; produce central Smithsonian Web sites for museum studies, families, students, interns and educators; publish Smithsonian in Your Classroom, a journal showing how to teach using museum resources; chair council of educators representing all Smithsonian museums and research units; manage Smithsonian-wide internships and fellowships for museum studies; produce virtual conferences presenting Smithsonian research and collections.
For over ten years she served as the Director of Curriculum, Professional Development & Assessment for the Kansas City, Missouri School District where she managed a budget of over $10,000,000 including federal and state grants; supervised sixty professional and technical staff members; coordinated K-12 curriculum and assessments; supervised operation of school libraries including implementation of library automation plan; developed 300 professional development courses. She has served as a museum curator for Johnson County Museum System, Shawnee, Kansas and a school teacher in California. She recived her B.S. from UC Davis, a teaching credential from the California State University at Long Beach, and M.A. from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.