As the Special Projects and Marketing Coordinator, Stephanie Bignault provides support in the areas of marketing and communications, content creation and management, and new business development. Additionally, Stephanie helps produce strategic projects for SchoolWorks. By incorporating her background in theatre and film, she aids in shaping SchoolWorks’ stories of positive impact on student learning and well-being, all of which are rooted in the data gathered from SchoolWorks engagements.
Prior to joining SchoolWorks, Stephanie served as the Partner Marketing Manager at WhoHaha, a creative community and digital content studio which seeks to elevate women and gender-expansive creators in comedy and entertainment. While there, she discovered her passion for creating fresh avenues for historically excluded voices, and to her delight, she found that this passion effortlessly redirected into the SchoolWorks’ mission of advancing opportunities for students and fostering practices that promote equitable learning environments.
Stephanie also brings her joy for storytelling to the table. She utilizes skills gained from over a decade working in various capacities as a theatre and film professional. Specifically, it was her time spent at a commercial production company combined with her freelance work as a creative producer for narrative short films that drove her to pursue her current work. “A good education will create that spark for learning which young people need in order to build the fires that will warm them for the rest of their lives,” Stephanie says. “I love to imagine what a truly impactful education can do for students, their teachers, and their school leaders as well.”
Stephanie holds an MFA in Theatre Arts from the University of Arkansas along with an interdisciplinary BA in Theatre and English from Piedmont University in Georgia. Ever grateful for her own education journey, she actively extends insights to current university and high school fine arts students by offering workshop sessions that highlight business best practices for life-long, working artists.