Sean Larry Stevens is an educator, motivator, author, life coach, and host. His work as an educational leader is centered around social justice, school reform, youth empowerment, and black male identity.


Sean serves as the Founder and Executive Director of Sapphire Education, a Leadership, and Life Coaching Firm in addition to being the Principal of Newark Collegiate Academy, a KIPP Charter School. He is also the host of the "Walk In Your Excellence" podcast, covering a range of topics around the social and political climate of America where he highlights change agents and activists in their fields.


A Cornell University graduate and Teach For America Alum, Sean has served in some of America's most marginalized and under resourced school districts as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, Consultant, and Leadership Coach. Upon publishing his first book, "UnSeen Thoughts" and traveling as a motivational speaker, he went back to school to obtain a Master's degree in Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy from New York University.


As a speaker, Sean has served as a keynote at Cornell University and Columbia University. He has also led workshops around education inequity at Hunter College.


Press features include Essence Magazine, ABC's Good Morning America and Roland Martin's Washington Watch on TV One.



​Tel: 551-486-5616