Partnership For Learning

Leadership and Staff

Partnership for Learning team is dedicated to making Washington's public education system the best it can be. We enjoy working with a wide variety of community groups, organziations and agencies to improve our education system. Connect with us if you want to learn more about the Partnership or have any questions about K-12 education in Washington.

Ingrid Stegemoeller, Communications Manager

Ingrid is a communications and public policy professional with a passion for ensuring all of Washington’s students have access to a high-quality education. Prior to joining the Partnership for Learning, Ingrid served as a communications director in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington D.C. She also led state-level advocacy campaigns to improve early childhood policy during her time working at The Pew Charitable Trusts. Ingrid got her professional start as a journalist at the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick. She received her bachelor’s degree at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, and her master’s degree in public policy at Georgetown University.

Stephen F. Mullin, President and Treasurer

Stephen F. Mullin is President of the Washington Roundtable. The Partnership for Learning is the education foundation of the Washington Roundtable.

Brian Jeffries, Policy Director

Brian brings more than 25 years experience in education practice and policy to Partnership for Learning. Prior to joining PFL, Brian was a State Assessment Program Director for Data Recognition Corporation, providing project management and government relations/policy work and analysis. He spent nearly 10 years at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) serving as a senior advisor on numerous issues, specifically high school graduation, dual enrollment, state assessment and career and technical education. In the middle of two stints with OSPI, Brian was the Staff Coordinator to the state Senate Early Learning, K-12, and Higher Education Committee during the 2005 session, then worked as a policy consultant to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on college and career readiness, high school reform and redesign and workforce education. He began his career in education as a high school special education teacher. When not reveling in his role as an unabashed policy wonk, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, camping and backpacking, and serving his low and slow smoked barbecue to family and friends.

Kim Martinez, Operations Manager

Kim brings a diverse background in non-profit and business leadership to the Partnership. She has a Masters of Theology degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, 10 years of experience in various administrative and business management positions, five years as the Pastor of Connections and Adult Ministries for an urban congregation and more than five years as a freelance writer. Kim and her husband have resided in the Seattle area for more than 20 years. With four children, Kim's "spare time" is spent facilitating her active teens, writing for her blog and reading sci-fi/fantasy.

Joel Graves, Communications Specialist

Joel provides Partnership for Learning with years of experience in digital communications through work in both the public and private sectors. Joel joined Partnership for Learning in 2016 after serving in the United States House of Representatives for three years. Prior to that, Joel worked in political campaign strategy for several local, congressional, and statewide candidates in Washington state. He is a graduate of Western Washington University and is an MBA candidate at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business, class of 2019.