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Curriculum Vita for Stephanie McCombs

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The Professional Life of
Stephanie McCombs
University of Northern Iowa
Special Achievements
teaching teachers
interactive whiteboards
video editing
Special Interests:
FINE Applying Research Results in the Classroom (2003-2004)
TEAMS-Teachers Engaged in the Advancement of Math and Science
Gold Star Teacher 2011
High Honors Graduate
Majors: Elementary Education and Middle School Education Minor: Basic Science (K-12) K-12 Basic Science Certification
Masters in Education - July 2013
Viterbo University
Upper Iowa University
Reading Endorsement Classes
Work Experience
Dr. Jody Stone
Professor of Teaching and Science Education
Bachelor of Arts 1993
University of Iowa
Various graduate classes
Various graduate classes
August 2000 - June 2005
Parkersburg Schools - Parkersburg, IA

Created Monday Math Nights for parents and students
Offered Science Club after school
Developed science curriculum for K-12 with a group of colleagues
Developed a Science Fun Day for the school and traveled to other schools
Integrated technology including student-created PowerPoint presentations and iMovies Collaborated with a Kindergarten teacher to improve the Reading Friends program
Communicated with parents through a weekly newsletter and email updates
August 2009 - June 2013
Waterloo Schools
Mentored first year teacher
Tutored homebound student in math and science
Designed and implemented after school curriculum for struggling students
August 2011 - June 2013
MOC-FV - Orange City, IA
Redesigned science curriculum to include more inquiry-based learning
Created and implemented a 4th grade program and science fair
Developed daily activities that used Smartboard technology in the classroom
Collaborated with 4th grade teachers in the planning of reading lessons
Utilized Northwestern college students to run reading groups and help with Science Club
August 1994- June 1996
Riverbend CSD- Albany, IL
Developed curriculum for entire middle school science program
Taught math and science to diverse students using a hands-on approach• Worked with special education teacher to modify curriculum and meet student needs
Advanced Collaboration (January 2007 and January 2009)
Topic: Smartboard Technology in the Classroom
Teacher Inservice (August 2008) Topic: Using Formative and Summative Assessments
Union School’s Professional Development (Spring 2002)Topic: Best Practices in Math and Science Teaching
Rock Island Conference (Fall 1997)Topic: Adapting Classroom Activities to Meet the Needs of All Students
SWH – Science Writing workshop and followup activities planning unique inquire activities
Angela Maiers Summer Literacy Institute (June 2008)
NSTA Regional Conference (October 2006)
Love and Logic “Motivating the Unmotivated Student” (May 2005)
FINE Annual Conference (October 2003)
National Conference on Differentiated Instruction (July 2002)
Team leader which involved communication and data organization
Worked with Level 1 and Level 3 UNI students


Mike Landhuis
Principal Orange City Elementary
Brian Ortman
Principal Lou Henry Elementary
Offered after school Science Club opportunity
Organized a Library Night for families at the Waterloo Public Library
Co-Taught math and modified the classroom for special needs students
Supervised a student teacher fall of 2012
Women in STEM
mentoring program
Organized mentoring program matching professional women in STEM fields with elementary students at Lou Henry Elementary
Facilitated a monthly STEM activity which provided activities for the mentor groups to do during the month
October 2013- May 2014
Dr. Jill Uhlenburg
Head, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Demonstrated best practices of science teaching using inquiry
Designed experiences to help future teachers support NGSS in the classroom
Developed Elementary Curriculum course with Jodi Johnson
Created eSTEM curriculum with Dr. Jody Stone for theWaterloo School District utilizing NGSS
Utilized Google Apps, Promethean Board, and 1:1 technology in a classroom setting

August 2014 - June 2015
University of Northern Iowa - Cedar Falls, IA
Adjunct Instructor - Elementary Science Methods
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