b2ap3 thumbnail StaceyBrewerStacey Brewer

South Africa



Occupational Information

Job Title: Co-FounderCEO and Co-Founder, SPARK Schools

Professional History

Stacey Brewer believes that improving the state and esteem of education in South Africa will guarantee the global success of the country and create a prosperous future for all South Africans. After completing her MBA at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, she co-founded SPARK Schools in 2012. During her MBA, Stacey channeled her investment in educational improvement into her thesis, which focused on a sustainable financial model for low-fee private schools in South Africa. This research served as the foundation for the establishment of SPARK Schools.

SPARK Schools is a network of low-cost private schools operating in South Africa that have introduced the first blended learning model on the African continent. There are currently more than 19 schools in the network serving over 4000 children. SPARK Schools has been recognized through various awards for their innovation in education in Africa. Stacey is an Endeavor Entrepreneur and has been recognized as the Elle Boss 2015, and a Mail and Guardian Top 200 South Africans in 2014 listee. She is also a Mandela Washington Fellow.


BSc, Rhodes University
MBA from at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, UNISA


2017 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Additional Tags: Education, Entrepreneur, Youth Development