Stephanie Schaefer

Freelance Editor & Test Writer

Location:Vancouver, Washington, United States
2 Skills
To obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background, and ability to work well with assisting students in meeting their goals.

With an extensive background in personal communication through working in healthcare and a strong educational background in curriculum development and implementation, I am an ideal candidate for an Education Professional. Pharmacy has prepared me for problem solving, efficiency, and quick decision making. My educational background has prepared me to develop a comprehensive knowledge of state standards, classroom management and assisting in individual personal growth. Together these fields bring a compilation of communication, organizational and comprehensive skills, creating a unique candidate.

Concordia University, Portland Oregon 2009-2010
Masters of Education

Western Oregon University, Monmouth Oregon 2005-2006
Bachelors of Science in Humanities awarded December 2009

Pacific University, Forest Grove Oregon 2002-2005

Relevant Experience
Developing Character through Curriculum: An Exploratory course designed to focus on the development of different learning styles and curriculum.
Curriculum Design and Evaluations: Focused on learning how to understand and develop classroom standards. A course primarily focused on matching classroom needs to meet state standards
Theories of Teaching and Learning: Developed to explore the functions of the human brain while exploring teaching methods.
Language and Culture in the Classroom: A course developed to overcome difficult diverse situations which may arise in the classroom.
Web Enhanced Curriculum: Primarily focused on using the web as a classroom tool or conducting an entire course online. This course allowed students the opportunity to create a course of their own using online tools.
Current Issues in Literacy: A course designed to explore historical literacy issues and solutions
Action Research: A twelve week research project conducted at Sabin Elementary, making use of a Homework tool which provides communication between day time teachers and after school teachers.

Employment Experience
Language Arts Editor Renaissance Learning 2011
Item writing and editorial work on testing items. Efficiently and accurately created and edited teacher activities. Worked closely with contract writers and other editorial teammates to design and create new teacher activity materials. Did extensive research and work with Common Core State Standards and the ATOS readability formula designed and used by the company.

Assistant Instructor IRCO 2010-2011
During the summer of 2010, supervised students on field trips and provided summer lunches to children in the neighborhood.
During the 2010 school year, play a supporting role with the Athlete Corps members and the Homework Help instructor where and in turn working on research project.

Certified Pharmacy Technician Oregon Health and Science University, 2008-2010
As lead technician, accuracy and compassion were primary qualities
Opened a clinical pharmacy inside of a low/no income family health clinic, where production tripled before pharmacy was open for one year.
Assisted pharmacist in typing, counting and selling medication

Volunteer Experience
Sun School Volunteer Sabin Elementary, 2008-2009
Closely worked with AmeriCorps member to organize and develop activities for the children
Put in several hours with the development of school garden and cob benches
Substituted in classrooms when after school instructors were absent

Speech and Debate Judge: Liberty High School, 2005-2007
Provided support and assisted with practice of Liberty High School Judging team
Served as a judge at events and provided written feedback to all students

High School Tutor: Dallas Oregon, 2005
Provided the assistance to a student in learning fundamental organizational and time management techniques to achieve a passing grade and balance social activities.
Basketball Coach: Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation, 2002-2004
Coached 5th and 6th grade students in achieving their highest athletic potential through good sportsmanship, academic excellence and team work.

References available upon request.
Skills (2) Rating
Test Writing