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Applied Leadership for Teaching & LearningPhoenix Rising

Sandra M. Stokes

Education:

Kent State University:  Post-doctoral studies in rehabilitation psychology, 1992-1993.  Concentration: attitudes toward disabilities.

Kent State University:  Ph.D., 1989.  Major: Special Education, with a concentration in: language acquisition, development, and remediation; and learning disabilities.  Minor: Reading.

Fairfield University:  M.A., 1973.  Major: English, with a concentration in American literature and drama.  Minor: Education.

University of Bridgeport:  B.A., 1969. Major: English, with a concentration in British literature and drama.  Minors: Social Sciences and Business.

 

Dissertation   Topic: 

Written and Oral Recall of Expository and Narrative Texts: A Comparison of Learning Disabled and Language Disordered Fourth through Sixth Graders.   Committee Members: Drs. Sonya Blixt, Penny L. Griffith, Philip L. Safford, and Richard T. Vacca.

 

PROFESSIONAL   EXPERIENCE

2001 to Present

Professor of Education and Women’s Studies.  Chair, Women's Studies, 1994-1997, 2000-2003; Director of Clinical Experiences in Education 1997-1999; Foreign Language Advisor, 1997-Present; Early Childhood Advisor, 1993-1997; UWGB Early Childhood Education Liaison to the College of the Menominee Nation, Keshena, WI 1995 to Present; Graduate Faculty; Consultant--Wisconsin Portfolio Assessment Pilot Project; Chair--Wisconsin Assessment Institute.  Before the position of Secondary Coordinator was eliminated due to funding constraints, I was the Secondary Coordinator.  Associate Professor of Education and Women’s Studies, 1995 to 2001; Assistant Professor of Education & Women’s Studies, 1993-1995.

 

Administrative Experience:

Chair, Women's Studies--Responsible for budget; faculty review for promotion, tenure, and retention decisions; consensus building on issues of importance for the Women's Studies faculty; one of 15 Women's Studies administrators in the University of Wisconsin System's Consortium of Women's Studies Administrators.  Established a Program Committee, consisting of Women’s Studies faculty, student Feminist Majority members, and community members from such groups as the American Association of University Women and the Green Bay-DePere Professional and Business Women’s Group.  Recently, led the effort to revamp the curriculum in Women’s Studies, which included adding and deleting courses, working with disciplinary and interdisciplinary unit chairs to identify course periodicity.  Am working with an intern to bring the Women’s Studies web page into the present time with links to women’s community organizations and resrouces.

Director of Clinical Experiences in Education--Responsible for placement of all student teachers and students in clinical field experience.  In this position, I met with administrative personnel in the school districts around Green Bay, including principals.  Instituted close ties between university classes and field experience, where there previously had been none.   Met with field directors from the state of Wisconsin during the academic year.  Responsible for the student teaching seminar: creation of a course syllabus and for getting the course approved through faculty governance and administration.  Began collecting data on the efficacy of the teacher education program from student/intern teachers and cooperating preK-12 teachers, which had heretofore not been done.  Wrote a student teaching handbook, which had previously not been done.  Instituted an investigation of effective field experience placements, based on course objectives and the Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Licensure and Development.  Devised a new method of collecting data on time spent in student teacher supervision for report to the University of Wisconsin System.

Secondary Education Coordinator--Responsible for all of the academic plans filed by students in secondary education minors as well as for the plans of students in K-12 certification areas (i.e., music education, English As A Second Language).

Early Childhood Education Liaison to the College of the Menominee Nation-  In this capacity, I developed the early childhood education program for this two-year college.  This program is designed for students to complete an associate's degree while earning the CDA credential to permit them to become teachers aides in Head Start programs as well as to then link with the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay for a four-year degree in elementary education with a concentration in early childhood.  I also act as the advisor for all students from the College of the Menominee Nation wishing to continue in education at UWGB and teach two courses in the program at this two-year college as part of my regular teaching assignment.

Chair, Faculty Senate Planning and Budget Committee, 1999-2001--During the two years that I chaired this committee, we put forward recommendations to reduce salary compression on our campus, a problem that was worsening every year.  The plan we put forward has been adopted by the University.

Chair, Affirmative Action Council, 1996-1997 (Member, 1994 to 1997).  During the year that I chaired this committee, we wrote the UWGB Affirmative Action Council’s Recommendations to the Chancellor on Recruitment of Faculty from Under-represented Minority Groups in the University Community, which not only made recommendations for the recruitment, retention, and promotion of students and faculty from underrepresented populations, but also served as the foundation for subsequent documents, including Plan 2008.

UWGB Transition Liaison to the Green Bay Area Schools—In working with the schools on smoothing the transition for students with disabilities to come to the UWGB campus, I wrote the agreement between the district and UWGB; the district also agreed to better prepare the students to advocate for themselves.

UWGB Internet Liaison to the UW System--This position seeks to foster knowledge of the Internet and multimedia for our University faculty as well as to develop workshops for K-12 teachers served by the UW campuses.

Chair, Wisconsin Assessment Institute--This Institute, which was my idea, was for K-12 teachers to develop competencies in assessment formats, notably portfolio assessment.  The Institute has worked with Dr. Richard Stiggins of the Assessment Training Institute in Portland, Oregon and with Dr. Robert Marzano, the creator of Dimensions of Learning on assessment issues.  We have also had representatives from the Wisconsin governor's office attend; Governor Thompson heads the National Governors Association and has received national attention for his interest in education issues.  This initiative became part of the Wisconsin Assessment Consortium in 2001.

 

Courses taught:

Social and Family Influences on Early Development and Learning;

Introduction to the Art and Science of Teaching;

Reading in the Content Areas (graduate and undergraduate course);

Communication and Thinking Skills Across the Curriculum;

Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties (graduate level course and now

called Literacy Assessment);

Interactive Literacy Intervention (graduate course);

Readers’/Writers’ Workshop (graduate course);

Young Children with Exceptionalities (taught at the College of the Menominee Nation)

Educational Psychology (which is now part of the Introduction to the Art and Science of Teaching)

 

University Service:

Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Equality for Women, Fall 2001 to Present

Academic Affairs Council--1995 to 2000

Affirmative Action Council--1994 to 1997

            Chair--1996-1997

Chancellor's Planning and Resource Council--1995 to Fall 1996; 1999-2000

Faculty Senate--1994 to Spring 1996; 1998-1999

Senate Planning and Budget Committee, Chair--1999-2001

Fall Festival Task Force—Spring 1996

Teacher Education Admission Selection Committee--1994 to 1998

            Chair 1996-1997; 2002 to Present

Search Committees:

            Chaired the following committees:

                        Chair, Professional Program in Education—Fall 2002 to Spring 2003    

                        Teacher in Residence--Fall 1998 to Spring 1999

                        Elementary Reading--Fall 1997

            Served as a committee member:

                        Chair, Professional Program in Education—Fall 2001 to Spring 2002

                        Spanish Education--Fall 1999

                        Chair, Professional Program in Education--Fall 1996;

                        Chair, Professional Program in Education--Spring 1996;

                        Early Childhood/Special Education Committee--Fall 1995;

                        Music Education--Summer 1995.

Student/Intern Teacher Supervision

 

Independent studies, Internships, All-University Honors Projects Since Fall 2000:

302-484  All University Honors:  Reading and Writing Collaboration of

            High School Students and Elementary Aged Students

302-484: All University Honors Project:  Strategic Math Teaching with At-Risk Students

302-484 All University Honors: Bilingual or Immersion: Which works best and why?

302-497  Language Arts and Reading Methodologies In A Bilingual

   Classroom                                          

266-497   Community/University Connections: Linking Women’s Groups and the UWGB

Women’s Studies Website

302-498: A Study of Programming in Neighborhood Family Resource Centers. 

302-498  Curriculum Planning for Wisconsin History                                               

302-498  A Comparison of American and Japanese K-12 Education                   

302-498  The Globalization of World Cultures                                 

302-798  Wisconsin American Indian Treaties & Tribal Sovereignty                

302-798  The Effects of Language Arts Tutoring for Elementary Aged               

302-798: Supervising Reading Tutors             

 

            Professional Programs in Education Service:

Developed the Green Bay Harmony Teacher Certification Program, 1998 to 2001

Direct the Green Bay Harmony Teacher Certification Program, 1998 to 2001

Graduate Faculty in Education--have directed three theses, served on thesis committees,

and teach the introductory course

Masters’ degree advisory task force, Summer 1997 to 1999

Assessment Team, Education Department, Spring 1997 to 1999

Curriculum Restructuring Team, Professional Program in Education—1993 to 1995

Management Restructuring Team, Professional Program in Education—1993 to 1994

Teacher Education Admission Selection Committee, Professional Program in

Education (ongoing)

Children's Center Advisory Board, University--1993 to 1995

Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board, University--1993 to 1995

 

 

1989  to  1993-- Mount  Union  College,  Alliance,  Ohio

            Assistant Professor of Education, Audiovisual Director.

            Courses taught: Content Area Reading, Developmental Reading,

            Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading, Educational Psychology,

            Introduction to Learning Disabilities, Classroom Management,

            Curriculum and Assessment of Learning Disabled Students, Methods

            of Instruction for Learning Disabled Students.

 

            Administrative Experience:

Developed a program leading to state certification in developmental disabilities                                            

As Audiovisual Director, I was responsible for budget preparation, inventory control, and supervision of student workers.

Field Placement Director for the Education Department--This position required constant interaction with K-12 school administrators and teachers in order to ensure field placements for the education students.

 

 

            Committees:

Campus Life, Gender Issues subcommittee;

Drug/Alcohol Abuse Awareness & Reduction Team Advisory Board;

Campus Social Alternatives Committee;

Teacher Education Subcommittee.

 

1988  to  1989-- Methodist  College,  Fayetteville,  North  Carolina

 

Assistant Professor of Education/Coordinator of Special Education

            Courses taught: Literature for Children and Youth, Communication in the Elementary School, Introduction to Exceptionality, Introduction to Learning Disabilities, The Consulting Teacher, Classroom Management, Assessment  and Curriculum in Special Education, Methods of Teaching Learning Disabled Students, Children's Literature.

            College Service:

Proposed and Developed: Families of the Handicapped course to be team taught with the Sociology/Social Work Department.

            Supervised student teachers;

 

Committees:

Liberal Arts Studies (Chair);

Graduate;

Teacher Education;

Honors Program;

Retention;

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools;            

1984  to  1988-- Kent  State  University,  Department  of  Teacher Development  and  Curriculum  Studies,  Kent,  Ohio.

 

Teaching Fellow

            Courses taught: Exceptionality, Parent Interviewing, Introduction to Education.

 

            Administrative Experience: Setting up & managing the Master of Arts in Teaching program as well as participating in admissions decisions; duties also included evaluating written essays by the applicants, writing promotional materials for recruitment, placing promotional materials in publications and at universities, interviewing applicants, coordinating transcript evaluation, writing introductory materials for applicants accepted into the Master of Arts in Teaching program.

 

            Committees: Chair, All-University Discipline Hearing Board; Virginia Hamilton Lectureship; Graduate Student Senate; Teacher Development and Curriculum Studies Faculty- Graduate Student Research; various search committees.

            Other duties: Supervision of student teachers in learning disabilities, English, reading, and French.

 

 

1980 to 1985

            Instructor of English

            English Department

Youngstown State University

            Courses taught: All courses in the freshmen composition, especially (at my request) remedial composition.  Students in the remedial composition course consisted of returning adult students, students with learning disabilities, and students who were not proficient in English but who did not meet the criteria for ESL programs.

            Committees: English Placement; Writing Across the Curriculum; English Department Textbook Selection.

 

 

 

RELATED   EXPERIENCE

5/92 to 9/92

Intern, Weaver School, Stow, Ohio

 

1983 to 1984

Learning disabilities tutor, Liberty Local Schools (Ohio).

 

1983 to 1985              

Language Arts Consultant, Liberty Local Schools (Ohio)

 

1975 to 1977              

Permanent Substitute, Brookfield Schools 7-12 (Connecticut)

 

1974 to 1975              

Full-time mother

 

1972 to 1974              

Assistant to President

All Graphics Center, Inc., Southport, Connecticut.

Duties: Editing and proofreading one monthly trade publication and one bimonthly trade publication, as well as other publications and directories; managing production of all publishing materials; operating a Photon typesetting computer.

 

1971 to 1972              

Associate Editor

Health Care Product News, New Canaan, Connecticut.

Duties: Writing all editorial material, assisting with the layout and writing of cover stories and feature articles for monthly trade publication.

 

1970 to 1971                          

Editorial Assistant ,  Airport World, Westport, Connecticut.

Duties: Writing all departments; editing and proofreading galleys and page proofs; assisting with layout of editorial and advertising material for monthly trade publication.

 

1969-1970                              

Job Analyst,  Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Wood-Ridge, New Jersey.

Travelling to various Curtiss-Wright facilities and subsidiaries to interview management personnel, preparing and writing job descriptions, which were used by the company in making decisions about retention of employees; reviewing and evaluating job descriptions; and conducting salary surveys.

 

 

SCHOLARLY   EXPERIENCE

 

Books

Laughlin, M.A. & Stokes, S.M. (Eds.). (1999).  Stand! Education, Madison, WI:

CourseWise, Inc.

 

Articles  in  Edited  Books

Stokes, S.M. (1999). Creating a sense of power through family resource centers, In A.

Statham & K. Rhoades (Eds.). Proceedings of the Twenty-third University of

Wisconsin System Statewide Women’s Studies Conference  (pp. 205-210) Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin System Women’s Studies Consortium.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1998).  Empowering students with learning disabilities through language

experience.  In O. Nelson & W. Linek (Eds.). Practical classroom applications of

language experience: Looking back and looking forward   (pp. 224-229).Boston:

Allyn & Bacon.

 

Journal Articles Published

 

Simmons, J.L. & Stokes, S.M. (1998).  Teaming and integrating curriculum for language

arts and reading.  The Reading Professor, 20  (2), 32-58.

 

Stokes, S.M., Kaufman, T.U., & Lacey, A. (December 2002/January 2003).  Preparing

teachers of the 21st century:  Creating technological literacy in a teacher

education program.  Reading Online.

 

Stokes, S.M. (2000). A role of the reading teacher in fostering resilience among at-risk

students: What research says.  WSRA Journal, 43  (2), 52-55.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1999). A partnership for creating a multicultural teaching force: A model

for the future.  Multicultural Education, 7  (1), 8-12.

 

Stokes, S.M.  (1997).    Developing a curriculum for Native American students using

Native American values.  The Reading Teacher, 50  (7), 576-584.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1996). Teach the teachers, educators say.  Flight School Business News, 2 

(24), 186-187.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1994). Teacher education methods: Practice, not  perfection.  The Reading

Professor, 17  (1), 43-50.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1989). Learning disabled students and language experience, Journal of

Language Experience, 10  (1), 19-23.

 

Journal Articles In Press or Under Review

Stokes, S.M. Teaching Pre-Service Teachers About Community Resources In

A Neighborhood Family Resource Center.  Resubmitted to the  Journal of Early

Childhood Teacher Education.

 

Stokes, S.M., Kaufman, T.U., Tabers-Kwak, L. Designing a thesis requirement in a

graduate program based on the National Board of Professional Teaching

Standards.  Under review by The Journal of Teacher Education.

 

Journal Articles in Preparation Stage

Stokes, S.M.  Using readers’/writers’ workshop with students having reading problems.

Target publication: Literacy Learning and Teaching.       

 

Stokes, S.M., Kaufman, T.U., & Tabers-Kwak, L.  Developing leadership capabilities in

classroom teachers.  Target publication: Journal of Teacher Education or Journal

of Curriculum and Supervision.               

 

Peer-Reviewed Monographs

Stokes, S.M. & Kroening, A.L. (in press).  The effects of a peer mentoring program on

students with disabilities and their general education mentors in a secondary

school setting.  In D. Gartland (Ed.). Mentoring.  Towson, MD: Small Special

Education Program Caucus, Teacher Education Division, Council for Exceptional

Children.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1997, November). Reforming teacher education for the twenty-first

century: Process and Product.  In N. Dil & E. Evans (Ed.). Effective personnel

preparation strategies for specialized education.   Vol. II, (pp. 48-72). Small

Special Education Programs Caucus, Teacher Education Division, Council for

Exceptional Children.

 

Tompkins, F.M. & Stokes, S.M.  (1995). Lessons learned from teachers' action research:

Implications for K-12 and university settings.  Monograph of the Fourth Biennial

Conference.  International Association for Special Education, August 7-10, 1995.

Brighton, England.

 

Jones, C.J., Seamon, E., Stokes, S.M. (1990).   Using the family systems perspective in

dealing with stressors affecting families of  handicapped children.  In J.G. King &

L. Sydorenko (Eds.). Building family strengths: A time of change.  3.   pp. 105-116.  State University, AR: Arkansas State University.

 

Book Reviews

 

Stokes, S.M. (1998). Remedial and Special Education, 19  (2), 159-164.  Review of

Berube, M. (1996). Life as we know it: A father, a family, and an exceptional

child.   New York: Pantheon Books.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1990). Childhood Education, 66  (3), 178.  Review of Gaylord-Ross, R.

             Integration strategies for students with handicaps. Baltimore, MD: Paul H.

            Brookes Publishing Company.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1992). Childhood Education, 67  (3), 250.  Review of Feiden, K.  Raising

            responsible kids: Preschool through teen years. New York: Prentice-Hall.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1992). Childhood Education, 67  (4), 189.  Review of York, S. Roots and

wings: Affirming culture in early childhood settings.  St. Paul, MN: Toys ‘n

Things Press. 

 

 

ERIC Documents

Tompkins, F.M. & Stokes, S.M. (1997). Lessons learned from teachers' action research:

Implications for K-12 and university settings.   (ERIC Document Reproduction

No. ED 397 614).

 

Stokes, S.M. (1996).  Teacher education methods courses: Modelling practice, not

perfection.  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 396 307).

 

Editorship

Editor—WSRA [Wisconsin State Reading Association] Journal

 

Manuscript Reviews for Book Publishers:

These manuscripts were reviewed by me through a first draft and all subsequent revisions prior to publication:

 

(2003).  Critical literacy and the writer’s workshop.  Manuscript #8-03 for the

International Reading Association.

 

Bracey, G.W. (2001).  The war against America’s public schools: Privatizing schools,

commercializing education.   Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1999). Emergent literacy of a beginning teacher: A basic dictionary-

vocabulary resource and practice.   International Reading Association.

 

Moore,D.W., Moore, S.A., Cunningham, P.M., & Cunningham, J.W. (1998). Developing

readers and writers in the content areas K-12.  New York: Longman.

 

Finnazo, D. (1997). All for the children: Multicultural essentials of literature.   Albany,

NY: Delmar Publishers.   ( I reviewed this text in its original form and through all

of the changes/ revisions that were made.)

 

Manuscripts for Journals:

 

Manuscript #02-906, “School Change and Teacher Knowledge: A Reciprocal

Relationship”  January 2003, for Teacher Education and Special Education  (the journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children).

 

Manuscript #8, “The Hero Was A Girl!,” for The Reading Professor, March 2003.

 

Manuscript #11, “The Impact of Service Learning on Pre-Service Teachers in an

Introductory Literacy Course,” for The Reading Professor, March 2003.

 

Manuscript #7, “Reading strategies and the classroom practices of beginning teachers.”

The Reading Professor, 2000.

 

Manuscript #6.  Reading strategies and the classroom practice of beginning teachers.

            The Reading Professor  (1999).

 

Manuscript #9.2032 Preparing general education preservice majors, article review for

Teaching Education.  (1997)

 

Manuscript #143.33 for the Innovative Learning Strategies  yearbook  (1997).

 

Grants  Funded

 

Stokes, S.M. (2003). Native American Education Campus Based Reading Seminar,

            U.W. System on Race and Ethnicity, $268.94

 

Stokes, S.M. (2003). (Re)defining our vision.  UWGB Teaching Enhancement Grant,

            $179.00.

 

Stokes, S.M. (2003). Peer mentoring of high school students.  Travel expenses to report

            research, $253.95.

 

Stokes, S.M.  (2001). A comparison of the learning styles of early childhood education

pre-service teachers with secondary education students, $400, UWGB Research

Council.

 

Stokes, S.M. (2000). A Summer and After School Arts Program for Students At Risk,

Green Bay, WI, $50,000.  A subcomponent of a larger grant written with the

Green Bay Area Public Schools, Family Services Association, the Fort Howard-

Jefferson Neighborhood Family Resource Center, the Howe Neighborhood

Family Resource Center, and the Northeast Side Neighborhood Family Resource

Center.  (Cohen, S., Todey, S., Stokes, S.M., & Stelmach, D.M.  (2000).

Community Youth Grant: Partnering for Successful After-School/Summer

Programs, $297,000.)

 

Stokes, S.M. & Schwartz, D.P. (1998). Undergraduate Initiative Grant for teaching

materials, $500.

 

Stokes, S.M., Waggoner, A., & Schaal, H. (1997). Creating A Collaborative Student

Teaching Model, $4,000.  Institute for Learning Partnership, University of

Wisconsin--Green Bay.

 

Stokes, S.M., Tompkins, F.M., & Bryan, D.  (1995). Program and curriculum

development in teacher education.  $4,375 UW System Undergraduate Teaching

Improvement Grant.

 

Tompkins, F.M.,  Stokes, S.M., Hastert, C., Mishio, G., Winn, J., Lauritzen, P. &

Sieracke, J. (1994-1996). Action research training grant, Department of Public

Instruction, State of Wisconsin, Yearly grant for $15,000 awarded.

 

Stokes, S.M., Rizzo, S., & Rungwurth, S.M. Pilot Program for Cross-Categorical and At-

Risk Elementary Students Using Whole Language in Resource Rooms with

Mainstream Placements, Southeast Local Schools (Ohio), $5,000.  July 1991-June

1993.

 

Safford, P.L. & Stokes, S.M. Funding for Research Assistants in Special Education

Graduate Programs, Kent State University, U.S. Department of Education,

$50,000, July 1985 to June 1987.

 

Grants Written

             

Anderson, M.A. & Stokes, S.M. (2003). Improving reading instruction through

apprenticeships.  Institute for Learning Partnership, $9,000.00

 

Stokes, S.M. & Kirk, R. (2000). Planning for A UW Consortium Entitlement to Offer A

Consortium-Based Certification in Special Education Through Distance

Education.  UW System Discipline-Based Consortial Activity Grant, $3,000.

 

Stokes, S.M. & Gray, E., (1999) Professional Development Funding for the Green Bay

Harmony Teacher Certification Program, $4,250, Institute for Learning

Partnership, University of Wisconsin--Green Bay, April 1999.

 

Stokes, S.M., Larmouth, D., Nielsen, K., Wichowski, H.C., Bock, J., & Coles, C. (1999).

Making Connections: Development of Teaching/Learning portfolios.  $4,000. 

Research Council, University of Wisconsin--Green Bay, April 1999.

 

Stokes, S.M. & Maruenda, S., (1999). Foreign Language Institute: A Partnership with

CESA 7/8 Foreign Language Teachers and the University of Wisconsin--Green

Bay, $9,980.  Institute for Learning Partnership, April 1999.

 

Stokes, S.M.  (1994). University of Wisconsin--Green Bay/College of the Menominee

Nation  Cooperative Early Childhood Education Training Project, U.S.

Department of Education, $680,332, July 1994.

 

Grant Evaluator

Wisconsin Even Start Evaluator:

            Rader, T. (1999-2001). Greater Green Bay Even Start family literacy partners: Literacy Council of Brown County, Green Bay, WI, $317,902.

 

            Gardner, G. (2001-2003) Berlin Even Start Family Literacy grant.

 

Editorial  Review  Board

A Journal of Composition Theory

Annual Editions: Educational Psychology

Reading Research and Instruction

CRA Yearbook

Innovative Learning Strategies

The Reading Professor

Teacher Education and Special Education

Book Manuscript Reviewer, Delmar Publishers

Book Manuscript Reviewer, International Reading Association

Book Manuscript Reviewer, Longman Publishers.

           

Refereed  Presentations

Stokes, S.M. & Sopher, A. (2003). Peer mentoring of students with disabilities in a

secondary school setting.  Paper presented at the 2003 Council for Exceptional

Children Annual Convention, Seattle, WA, April 9-12, 2003.

 

Stokes, S.M. (2002). The Even Start Program of Greater Green Bay.  2002 Conference of

the Wisconsin State Reading Association, Milwaukee, WI, Feb. 7-9, 2002.

 

Stokes, S.M. (2001). Second-year evaluation results from an Even Start program with

Hmong and Hispanic families: Facts and Case Histories.  35th Annual University

of Wisconsin--Oshkosh Reading Conference: A Salute to National Literacy. 

Oshkosh, WI, October 6, 2001.

 

Shearer, B.A. & Stokes, S.M. (2000). The history of reading instruction in Wisconsin: A

project to preserve our past.  Wisconsin State Reading Association, Milwaukee,

WI, February 3-5, 2000.

 

Shearer, B.A., Stokes, S.M., & Halmstad, G. (2000). The teacher as researcher: Preparing

a Pat Bricker research award proposal.  Wisconsin State Reading Association,

Milwaukee, WI, February 3-5, 2000.

 

Stokes, S.M. (2000). Non-standard teaching for Teaching the Standards.  2000 University

of Wisconsin--Oshkosh Middle School Conference, January 29, 2000, Oshkosh,

WI.

 

Stokes, S.M. (2000). Incorporating writing with the arts in a program for at-risk

elementary and middle school students.  Writing Sails Into the 21st Century: 5th

Annual University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Writing Conference.

Sears, S., Davis, P., Gartland, D., Partanen, J., Sands, D., Steffens, S., Dil, N., & Stokes,

S.M. (2000). What you need to know about TED and didn’t ask.  Paper presented

at the Annual Conference of the Teacher Education Division, Las Vegas, NV,

Nov. 6-10, 2000.

 

Stokes, S.M. (2000). An alternative certification program to increase the diversity of a

teaching force.  Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English

Conference, Milwaukee, WI, Nov. 16-21, 2000.

 

Stokes, S.M. (2000). An alternative certification program to increase the diversity of a

teaching force.  Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the College

Reading Association, St. Petersburg, FL, Nov. 2-5, 2000.

 

Stokes, S.M. (2000). First-year results from an Even Start Literacy Program with Hmong

and Hispanic families.  Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the

College Reading Association, St. Petersburg, FL, Nov. 2-5, 2000.

 

Stokes, S.M. (2000). Women and disabilities.  Paper presented at the University of

Wisconsin System Women’s Studies Conference, Madison, WI, Oct. 27-28, 2000.

 

Miller, J.A., Ferree, A.M., Higginson, B.C., Stokes, S.M., & Thistlewaite, L.L. (1999).

Using portfolios in teacher education.  43rd Annual Meeting of the College

Reading Association, Hilton Head, SC, November 4-7, 1999.

 

Shearer B., Stokes, S.M. & Halmstad, G. (1999). How to prepare a Pat Bricker Award

Proposal.  WSRA 1998 Conference, February 1999.

 

Stokes, S.M., Shearer, B.A., & Halmstad, .G. (1999). Helping PK-12 teachers conduct

action research in their classrooms.   43rd Annual Meeting of the College Reading

Association, Hilton Head, SC, November 4-7, 1999.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1999). The Freirian approach to reading: Making reading relevant.

Wisconsin State Correctional Education Conference, Oshkosh, WI, May 4, 1999.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1998). Creating and using professional portfolios in teacher education. 

Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the College Reading

Association, Mrytle Beach, SC, November 6, 1998.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1998). Using literature as case studies in a teacher education program.

            Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the College Reading

Association.  Myrtle Beach, SC, November 6, 1998.

 

Stokes, S.M. & Simmons, J.L. (1998). A collaborative reading program in an era of

declining resources.  Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the

College Reading Association, Myrtle Beach, SC, November 6, 1998.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1998). Creating a sense of empowerment through family resource centers. 

Paper presented at the U.W. System Women’s Studies Conference, Eau Claire,

WI, Oct. 30, 1998.

 

Stokes, S.M., Freeman, D., & Clark, L. (1998). Creating a sense of empowerment

through family resource centers, Women & Poverty Conference, Appleton, WI,

Sept. 9-10, 1998.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1998). Language experience approach in teacher education.  Paper

presented at the 1998 Annual Conference of the International Reading

Association.  Orlando, FL: May 4-7, 1998.

 

Stokes S.M. (1997). Recruiting and graduating students of color from teacher education

 programs: Partnership for success.  41st Annual Conference of the College

Reading Association, Boston, MA, November 6-9, 1997.

 

Stokes, S.M. & Simmons, J.L. (1997).  Lessons from teaming and integrating curriculum

in a language arts/reading block.  41st Annual Conference of the College Reading

Association, Boston, MA, November 6-9, 1997.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1997).  Women as pilots: Leaders for tomorrow.  University of Wisconsin

System Women’s Studies Conference, LaCrosse, WI, October 24-25, 1997.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1997). Undergoing reform in teacher education.  University of

Wisconsin—Oshkosh/Wisconsin State Reading Association Annual Conference,

Oshkosh, WI, September 27, 1997.

 

Stokes, S.M. & Freeman, D. (1997). Family resource centers: Bulding success.  Women

 in  Poverty Annual Conference, Stevens Point, WI, September 17-18, 1997.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1997). Creating field-based teacher education programs.  Wisconsin

Association of Middle Level Education, Stevens Point, WI, April 25, 1997.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1996) Phonological instruction and music: A perfect duet. 40th Annual

Conference of the College Reading Association, Charleston, SC, October 31-

November 3, 1996.

 

Stokes, S.M. & Simmons, J.L. (1996). Creating a model of teacher education for the

twenty-first century.  40th Annual Conference of the College Reading

Association, Charleston, SC, October 31-November 3, 1996.

 

Stokes, S.M.  (1996). Developing an integrated curriculum for Native American students. 

University of Wisconsin System Women' Studies 21st Annual Conference,

University of Wisconsin at Superior, Superior, WI, October 3-5, 1996.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1996). Using portfolios for IEP documentation, Wisconsin Assessment

Institute, Oshkosh, WI, August 13-15, 1996.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1996). Writing IEP goals and objectives for portfolio assessment: An

interactive workshop.  Wisconsin Assessment Institute, Oshkosh, WI, August 13-

15, 1996.

 

Stokes, S.M.  (1996). Thematic unit development in a school serving at-risk students.

41st Annual Conference, International Reading Association, New Orleans, LA,

April 28-30, 1996.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1996). Using Portfolios in Teacher Education Programs.  Wisconsin

Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference, Stevens Point, WI,

April 25-27, 1996.

 

Stokes, S.M., Tompkins, F.M., Winn, J.  & Mischio, G. (1996).  Lessons learned from

teacher action research: Implications for K-12 and University settings, Council for

Exceptional Children 1996 Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida, April 1-5, 1996.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1996).  Portfolio assessment in a teacher education program: Practicing and

implementing what we preach.  47th Annual Convention, Conference on College

Composition and Communication, National Council of Teachers of English,

Milwaukee, WI, March 27-30, 1996.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1996). Portfolio assessment: District implementation how-to's, Third

Annual Greater Bayland Teacher Fair, De Pere, WI, March 23, 1996.

 

Stokes, S.M.  & Aaron, J.(1996). Integrating music and phonics leads to successful sound

knowledge, Wisconsin State Reading Association Convention, Milwaukee, WI,

February 1-3, 1996.

 

Stokes, S.M.  (1996). Teaching and scholarship: Two sides of the same coin.  20th

Annual Women's Studies Conference, Madison, WI, October 27, 1995.

 

Stokes, S.M., (1995).  Implementing thematic units reflecting traditional Native

American values on the Menominee Reservation. 39th Annual Conference,

College Reading Association, Clearwater Beach, FL, November 2-5, 1995.

 

Stokes, S.M., Hinrichs, C., Miller, P. & Monfils, G. (1995). Inclusion panel presentation. 

Teacher Research Conference, Wisconsin Association for Teacher Education,

March 31-April 1, 1995, Appleton, WI.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1995). A conversation about portfolios in teacher education, National

Council of Teachers of English Spring 1995 Conference, March 16-18, 1995,

Minneapolis, MN.

 

Stokes, S.M. & Aaron, J. (1995). Music and phonics in kindergarten: A promising duet,

Wisconsin State Reading Association Annual Convention, Milwaukee, WI,

February 2-4, 1995.

 

Stokes, S.M., Tompkins, F.M., & Mischio, G. (1995).Lessons learned from teacher

research: How teachers in regular and special education joined to gather to improve practices for student with exceptional education needs. Wisconsin Council for Exceptional Children, Oshkosh, WI, October 27, 1995.

 

Stokes, S.M. & Evans-Patrick, M.A.,(1995).  Implementing portfolio assessment: Start to

pilot, 29th Annual Reading Conference, University of Wisconsin--Oshkosh,

September 23, 1995.

 

Tompkins, F.M. & Stokes, S.M.  (1995).Lessons learned from teachers' action research:

Implications for K-12 and university settings. Fourth Biennial Conference. 

International Association for Special Education, August 7-10, 1995, Brighton,

England.

 

Winn, J., Tompkins, F.M., Stokes, S., Mischio, G. & Sieracke, J., (1995). Lessons

learned from teacher action research: Implications for K-12 and University

settings, Eighteenth Annual Teacher Education Division Conference, Council for

Exceptional Children, Honolulu, HI, November 8-11, 1995.

 

Stokes, S.M. & Law, B. (1994). Thematic instruction.  Middle Level Conference,

University of Wisconsin, August 4, 1994.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1994). Inclusion or confusion.  Middle Level Conference, University of

Wisconsin, August 2, 1994.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1994). A program for emergent literacy among the Menominee Nation.

38th Annual Meeting, The College Reading Association, New Orleans, LA,

November 3-6, 1994.

 

Winn, J., Stokes, S.M., Tompkins, F.M., Mischio, G. & Sieracke, J. (1994). What's going

on out there and how do we know it's working: A plan for action research.  17th

Annual Conference, Teacher Education    Division, Council for Exceptional Children, San Diego, CA, November  1-4, 1994.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1993). Second year results: Whole language pilot program for LD, DH, and

at risk students.  College Reading Association, Alexandria, VA, November 3-6,

1993.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1993). Preparing teacher educators for parent-teacher interaction. Teacher

Education Division, Council for Exceptional Children, Orlando, FL, November

10-13,  1993.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1992). Whole language pilot program for LD, DH, and at-risk Students:

Data from 18 Months.  Paper presented at Ohio Council for Exceptional Children,

Columbus, OH, December 6, 1992.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1992). Environmentally at risk children.  Poster presentation at the

International Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs,

Washington, DC, December 3, 1992.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1992). Whole language pilot program for LD, DH, and at-risk students:

Implications.  Paper presented at Orton Dyslexia Society, Cincinnati, OH,

November 21, 1992.

 

Stokes, S.M. & Cvetkovic, N. (1992). A small liberal arts approach to special Education

reform.  Paper presented at the Teacher Education Division, Council for

Exceptional Children, Cincinnati, OH, November 13, 1992.

 

Stokes, S.M. & Rizzo, S. (1992). Whole language pilot program for LD, DH and at-risk

students: Reading results.  Paper presented at the Ohio Council of the

International Reading Association, Columbus, OH, October 23, 1992.

 

Stokes, S.M. & Rizzo, S. (1992). Whole language pilot program for LD, DH and at-risk

students: Writing results.  Paper presented at the Ohio Council of Teachers of

English and Language Arts, Columbus, OH, October 15, 1992.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1991). The death penalty and individuals with developmental handicaps.

            Paper presented at the American Association on Mental Retardation annual

meeting, Washington, DC, May 19-23, 1991.

 

Stokes, S.M. & Griffith, P.L. (1991). A comparison  of schema for story structure in

learning disabled and Language Disordered Children.  Paper presented at the Ohio

Speech and Hearing Association annual meeting, Akron, Ohio, April 13, 1991.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1991). A comparison of story structure in learning disabled and language

disordered children.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council for

Exceptional Children, Atlanta, GA, April 1-5, 1991.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1990). Story structure in learning disabled and language disordered

children.  Poster session at the12th International Conference on Learning

Disabilities, Austin, TX, October 4-6, 1990.

 

Stokes, S.M. & Seamon, E. (1989). Families of handicapped children. The Fourth Annual

Mid-South Symposium on the Family, Arkansas State University, April 13-15,

1989.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1989). Comparison of schema for story structure in learning disabled and

language disordered children.  Paper presented at the North Carolina Council,

International Reading Association, Winston-Salem, NC, March 5-7, 1989.

 

 Stokes, S.M. (1989). Language arts instruction for remedial students in special and

regular classrooms.  Paper presented at the Third Annual Education Forum,

Fayetteville State University, March 4, 1989.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1987). Learning disabilities and children of divorce.  Paper presented at the

Graduate Research Conference, Kent State University, Spring 1987.

 


School  Presentations

Stokes, S.M., (1998). Boy Scouts of America and Denmark Middle School speaker on

teaching as part of their Learning for Life program in November 1998.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1998, February 27). Phonics vs. whole language.  Joint District In-Service,

Mishicot Schools.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1998). Using Literature in Teaching to the Model Academic Standards,

Rock River Reading Council, November 14, 1998.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1998). Panel Moderator for “Survival Skills for Substitute Teachers,”

Office of  Outreach and Extension, University of Wisconsin--Green Bay, September 9, 1998.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1995) Thematic units: Why, what, how.  Fourth Annual Joint District

Inservice Day, CESA 8, Shawano, WI, September 23, 1995.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1994). Classroom management. Teacher aides: Meeting the needs of all our

students, University of Wisconsin, School Services Bureau, October 6, 1994.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1994). Accommodating students with special needs, Lombardi Middle

School, Green Bay, WI, October 5, 1994.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1994). Plugging the holes in whole language, Keshena Primary School,

September 9, 1994.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1994). Thematic instruction, Keshena High School, May 1994.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1994). Whole language strategies, Keshena Primary School, May 1994.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1994). Reading Recovery training for Chapter 1 teachers, Keshena Primary

School.  A series of sessions, April and May 1994.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1994). Transition services. Principals' Forum, Green Bay, WI, March 9,

1994.

 

Stokes, S.M. Mainstreaming strategies. A series of inservice programs for Southeast

Elementary Teachers, Ravenna, Ohio, during academic year 1991-1992.

 

Stokes, S.M. Whole language strategies for special educators.  A series of inservice

programs for special education teachers, Southeast Local Schools, Ravenna, Ohio,

during academic year 1991-1992.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1990). Mainstreaming. Columbiana County  Inservice Session. United

Local Schools, November 5, 1990.

 

Stokes, S.M. & Jones, C.J. (1989). Moore County training program for teachers' aides,

Sandhills  Community College, Pinehurst, North Carolina, February 2, 1989.

 

Stokes, S.M. (1988). Storytelling presentation. West Area Elementary School,

Fayetteville, North Carolina, November 14, 1988.

 

Workshops

 

Multicultural Middle Level Precollege Program, University of Wisconsin at Green Bay,

June 19-23, 1995

 

Language Arts Instruction for Language/Learning Disabled Students. Kent State

University--Salem Campus, July 9-13, 1990.

 

Language Arts Instruction for Language/Learning Disabled Students.  Kent State

University--Main Campus, June 26-30, 1989;  Kent State University--Trumbull

Campus, July 10-14, 1989.

 

Serving Young Children with Special Needs.  Kent State University--Main Campus, June

20-24, 1988; Trumbull Campus, July 11-15, 1988; Stark Campus, July 25-29,

1988.

 

COMMUNITY   ACTIVITIES

 

Civil Air Patrol, Green Bay, WI, December 1994 to 2000.

 

President, Baird Creek Condominium Association, Green Bay, WI, 10/94-10/96

 

Salvation Army Auxiliary Guild, Green Bay, WI, Corps, Literacy and Educational Tutoring Program, August 1994 to 1998,

 

Green Bay Community Chorus, 1995 to 1999.

 

Guardian Ad Litem for Stark Family Courts 1990 to July 1993. 

Involved acting as a volunteer advocate for abused and neglected children prior to, during, and after court hearings.  Responsibilities included: interviewing children, family members, teachers, and anyone with knowledge of the children; preparing written reports for court records; testifying in court.

 

Advisory Board, Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter, January 1990 to July 1993.

GRADS Advisory Board, Alliance and Marlington High Schools, August 1991 to July 1993.  (GRADS is a program designed to prevent teen-age pregnancy.)

Alliance Symphony Guild, 1991 to July 1993. 

Finance Committee, Union Avenue United Methodist Church, Alliance, OH 8/92-7/93

 

AWARDS

Who's Who in American Education, 1989-1995.

Dissertation Award, Kent State University, Graduate Student Senate,1987-1988.

Outstanding Teaching Award, Kent State University, Graduate Student Award, 1988.

University Fellowship Recipient, Kent State University, 1988.

University Fellowship Nominee, Kent State University, 1987.

University Fellowship Nominee, Kent State University, 1986.

Dean's List, University of Bridgeport.

 

OTHER  EDUCATION

Excel, Inc.'s 4MAT System trainer.

Private pilot license with instrument rating, airplane single engine land.

Emergency Medical Technician.

"Connecting learning to life"