stan & joey sloter

president and founder, Paradigm Companies
Board chair, rocketship dc

Arlington, Virginia | PathNorth members since 2013


Stanley is the president and founder of the Paradigm Companies. Paradigm is a full-service development, construction and property management firm with operations in Washington, D.C. and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Beyond the daily responsibilities of Paradigm, Stan also serves as an adjunct professor at the school of finance at George Washington University. He is a founder of Rocketship Education, a D.C. charter school, and serves as the chairman of the board of trustees for Lycoming College; he is also a member of the board of trustees for The Washington Center for Academic Studies.  An advocate for affordable housing, Stan has served on the D.C. Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force, the Arlington County Housing Commission, and the City of Alexandria Affordable Housing Work Group. 

Joey currently serves on the Teach For America D.C. Regional Board, as well as  Rocketship Education's board of directors. As chair of the Rocketship D.C., Joey coordinated its groundbreaking first school in D.C. which opened in 2016. She has been greatly instrumental to Rocketship in building the local board and finding new sources of funding. Joey and her husband established the Stanley and Jolene Sloter Family Foundation to focus their philanthropy on education, specifically the need for better education opportunities in under-resourced communities. She is applying her policy experience to analyzing this issue, helping to identify concepts and organizations that improve the quality of education across low-income communities in D.C.