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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 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, and Reading Recovery teacher and Teacher Leader. As a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader for the Southwest Manitoba Region, Joe worked alongside teachers and administration of several school divisions. He most recently worked as a Literacy Coach for the Rolling River School Division in Manitoba. As a Literacy Coach Joe’s work centred on the development of K-6 teachers’ capacity to design and deliver effective literacy instruction to a wide variety of learners, yielding great gains in student outcomes over a four year period.

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 teachers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, the Northwest Territories, and Newfoundland. 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.

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.