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professional development
for teachers

Dr. Joe Stouffer brings over 20 years experience as a classroom teacher and literacy specialist to empower and engage classroom literacy teachers.
Joe currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in the
Faculty of Education at
Brandon University.

Through his career, Joe has taught English Language Arts at primary and Middle School levels in urban and rural settings. He brings a broad base of teaching experience, having also worked as a Resource, French, and Music teacher, university sessional instructor, Reading Recovery teacher and Teacher Leader, Literacy Coach and Literacy Consultant.

As a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader for the Southwest Manitoba Region, Joe worked alongside teachers and administration of several school divisions. Following highly successful work as a division-wide Literacy Coach for the Rolling River School Division in Manitoba, Joe has led professional development initiatives in K-8 literacy for the Frontier School Division, Manitoba and Middle Years literacy in Western School Division, MB and the Rocky View School Division, Alberta. As a Literacy Coach, Joe’s work centres on the development of K-8 teachers’ capacity to design and deliver effective and appropriate literacy instruction to a wide variety of learners.

Joe has been tremendously received as a consultant from coast to coast in Canada and has presented at National and International conferences in both Canada and the U.S. Most recently, he has enjoyed meeting and working with Canadian teachers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, the Northwest Territories, and Newfoundland. In 2017, Joe’s consulting work has taken him as far as the American School in Bello Horizonte, Brazil. His popular sessions are frequently lauded for their practicality and their basis in the reality of classroom instruction.

Dr. Stouffer completed his PhD at University of British Columbia’s Department of Language and Literacy Education. His research interests include children’s literacy development and teacher pre-service training and professional development in literacy education. Joe is the winner of the International Reading Association’s 2012 Stephen A. Stahl Memorial Research Grant. His most recent publications appear in the Spring 2016 issue of the Journal of Reading Recovery and collaborative work with Victoria Purcell-Gates and Nell K. Duke in the Handbook of Research on Teaching, 5th Ed.

Joe is equally comfortable presenting to groups or working alongside teachers in their classrooms. He is available for single or multi-day sessions. Joe is well regarded for his knowledge of classroom literacy instruction and his ability to work positively and productively with teachers of varying experiences and approaches. Professional and academic references available on request.

Joe currently resides in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. When not consulting, Joe can often be found coaching and travelling with women’s artistic gymnastics. He is a proud coach of 2016 Canadian Champion and Rio Olympian, Isabela Onyshko, and 2015 & 2016 Canadian Novice Champion, Quinn Skrupa.

Selected Publications:

Stouffer, J. (2016). A palette of excellence: Contextualizing the reported benefits of Reading Recovery training to Canadian primary classroom teachers. The Journal of Reading Recovery, 15(2), 31-48.

Stouffer, J. (2011). Listening to yourself reading: Exploring the role of auditory input to literacy processing.
The Journal of Reading Recovery, 11(2), 15-28.

Purcell-Gates, V., Duke, N., Stouffer, J. (2016). Teaching literacy: Reading. In Drew H. Gitomer & Courtney A. Bell (Eds.),
The Handbook of Research on Teaching 5th Ed (1217-1268). Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.