COE: Stephanie Koscielski
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Stephanie Koscielski, M Ed, is the Sr. Director of Clinical Experience and School Partnerships. Stephanie earned her Master's in Elementary Education at UMSL, and has worked in K-12 and higher education for over 25 years, and has a passion for strong clinical collaborations, as evidenced by her leadership in the innovative Studio School model. She is committed to preparing strong, effective educational leaders who will improve student learning in K-12 education, agency-based work or human services industries. Stephanie has taught a variety of education courses, from Foundations to Practicum 1, however she currently oversees the Studio School Model, with its 30 partners, and works with nearly every certification candidate. Paramount to her work is her strong collaboration with local school districts, studio schools, administration and teachers. Stephanie works very closely with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to ensure the COE's clinical practice is not only in compliance with state requirements, but always exceeds them with the innovative, strategic and collaborative clinical work our students participate in. Stephanie has presented a variety of paper, including the Study Abroad in China Program, Early Childhood Development in Practicum 1 and SCOPE & MOSPE Teacher Standards.