Stephanie Whitley

Master of Arts in Teaching

Stephanie Whitley


Middle School Education, High School Education


ESOL, Language Arts, Multiple Subjects

Fall 2011 Work Sample

Teaching Strengths

  • Focus on fostering a student-centered learning environment
  • Teaching strategies include reader’s and writer’s workshop, concentrating on differentiating in the classroom to meet individual students’ needs
  • Emphasis on the incorporation of multiple intelligences into daily classroom interaction
  • Prior professional and collegiate experience in communication, speech, rhetoric, and marketing
  • Natural enthusiasm translating into an engaging and energetic environment


  • Western Oregon University, BA (magna cum laude) 2010 (communication, minor in literature)
  • Willamette University, MAT

Teacher Research Topic

Student choice, motivation, and performance: When students are given choice of literature, how does it impact motivation and performance on summative assessments?


Student Teaching

  • Dallas High School, Dallas, Oregon, 9th grade English, 10th grade accelerated English

Student Teaching (ELD)

  • Dallas High School, Dallas, Oregon, English language development

Practicum Teaching

  • Duniway Middle School; McMinnville, Oregon, ELD/ELA 6th-8th grades

Other Classroom/Youth Experience

  • Nanny/caretaker: personal care, play, and prescribed physical therapy for 4 year old gir
  • Reading support/teacher aid: Independence Elementary School, Independence, Oregon, classroom and afterschool support for at-risk readers, 1st-5th grade
  • On-call nanny: Shannie’s Nannies, meals, games, outings and duties as needed for groups of one to five children of various ages
  • Discovery guide: Children’s Museum, various ages
  • Teaching assistant: Munchkin Manor, 2-year-old room
  • Big buddy: Buddies, assist at-risk girls with normal social activities, homework, field trips, 3rd-5th grades


Student Teaching Supervisors

Practicum Supervisor

  • Olivia Brown, A. Duniway Middle School, McMinnville, Oregon

University Supervisor