Meet Stefani Jenkins
LEARNING EXPERIENCE DESIGNER SR.
What I Do
I work in the Teaching and Learning Hub as an Instructional Coach. My role is to collaborate with the Engineering faculty regarding all aspects of instruction with the goal of increasing student academic achievement. Looking for new active learning strategies? Want an observation? Curious about evolving teaching structures? I am your girl!
What I Did
I hail from the world of education and spent 18 years mostly in the classroom. For the last five years I spent the best years of my teaching career as a Social Studies and STEAM teacher. There I taught my seventh graders the Engineering and Design Process as we moved through Project Based Learning units centered around Social Studies. I spent two and a half years as a TAP Master Teacher. In this role I helped support school improvement efforts with an emphasis on classroom instruction and student achievement. During my years in and out of the classroom, I have developed and presented a great deal of district-wide and site wide professional development on a wide range of topics.
What I Studied
I am a Sun Devil through and through! I moved from a small, college town in Northern Idaho here to attend ASU as an undergrad. I received my BA in Communication. After a year of internships, I went back to school and received my Post. Baccalaureate degree in Education. I developed a love of curriculum design and earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. Ever the glutton for punishment, I became a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in Early/Middle Child Reading: English Language Arts. Apparently, that was not enough learning for myself and I continued my educational pursuits, earning a second Masters degree in Educational Leadership.
What I Like
When I am not working, you will find me adding stamps to my passport! I love to travel! Reading is especially important to me and I appear to be stuck in the Sci-Fi/post-apocalypse genre. I love a good gym workout and an even better burger. Finally, I enjoy spending time with my two daughters, husband, two dogs and our Sphynx cat, Jinxy.