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Consultant and Speaker

Stephanie is a credentialed professional educator with over 35 years of experience in the education field.

As a consultant, Stephanie is experienced in providing effective leadership to guide and improve educational programs, utilizing data and evidence-based instructional strategies, communicating with a diverse educational population, and supporting the development of high quality educational environments.

Stephanie is a professional development speaker and has presented over 100 workshops at local, state and national conferences. She designs and delivers staff professional development that is highly motivating, evidence-based, and provides practical strategies for teachers to implement which leads to SUCCESS for every student!

Her focus is to present hands-on workshops to educators that demonstrate how to successfully implement research and evidence-based instructional strategies and practices that will have a positive impact on student achievement.

credentialed professional educator

Consulting Firms I Work With

Side By Side Educational Consulting

Providing consulting services for the Montana Preschool Development Grant (MPDG) since July 2016.  Instructional Consultant since August 2017.

Currently Consulting For:

  • The Montana Preschool Development Grant in Bozeman, MT
  • The Montana Comprehensive Literacy Project in Anaconda, MT

 

Michele Douglass School Solutions (MDSS)

Owner Dr. Michele Douglass

Providing consulting services for middle and high school science teachers since July 2016.

Currently Consulting For:

  • Middle School Science, High School Science and K-2 English Language Arts  at Riverside Preparatory School, Oro Grande, CA
When everyone is learning student achievement improves

2019/2020 Workshops

NAEYC: Nashville, TN

Nashville, Tennessee Music City Center, Davidson Ballroom Salon C3.

November 21, 2019: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

2019 NAEYC Annual Conference:

Number sense is a critical kindergarten readiness skill: Learn the latest methods to build mathematical skills with young children in the classroom and at home.

NAEYC Annual Conference 2019

STEAM: Anaheim, CA

Anaheim, CA

December 9-10, 2019: TBA

2019 California STEAM Symposium:

Science Inquiry: Unlocking the Scientist in EVERY Child!

CA STEAM symposium 2019

STEM: Pasadena, CA

Pasadena Hilton, Pasadena, CA

February 28, 2020: TBA

Early Childhood STEM Symposium:

Science Inquiry: Unlocking the Scientist in EVERY Child while ‘Playing About With STEM’!

STEM Early Childhood symposium 2019

2017/2018 Workshops

NAEYC: Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia World Congress Center and Omni Hotel

November 17, 2017: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Science Inquiry:  Unlocking the Scientist in EVERY Child!

Don’t miss this hands-on workshop which will demonstrate the importance of inquiry-based science curriculum.  Experience first-hand how on-going science inquiry benefits children through the facilitation of Project-Based Learning activities.

NAEYC annual conference

Young Child Expo

Omni Los Angeles Hotel

Room: Watercourt A & B:  

January 18, 2018: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Science Inquiry:  The Key to Unlocking the Scientist in EVERY Child!

Experience this hands-on workshop demonstrating how on-going science inquiry benefits ALL children through the facilitation of science activities.  Implementing instructional strategies that develop science inquiry skills using the Project-Based Learning Approach increases student engagement, learning and achievement. Recognizing and identifying the connections between scientific inquiry, Project-Based Learning, STEM/STEAM activities, and the Common Core standards will maximize the learning opportunities for ALL children. Nurturing science inquiry skills by introducing science activities utilizing Project-Based Learning effectively guides ALL children toward becoming SUCCESSFUL scientists!

https://youngchildexpo.com/los-angeles-conference/

Toung child expo and conference

EC STEM Conference

Anaheim Marriott  

February 3, 2018 1:15 – 2:45 PM

Science Inquiry:  Unlocking the Scientist in EVERY Child!

Don’t miss this hands-on workshop which will demonstrate the importance of inquiry-based science curriculum. Experience first-hand how on-going science inquiry benefits children through the facilitation of PBL science activities.

https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventId=2038671

Early childhood STEM conference

Southern California Kindergarten Conference

February 10, 2018

Pasadena Convention Center:  2:45 – 4:00 PM

Science Inquiry:  Unlocking the Scientist in EVERY Child!

Don’t miss this hands-on workshop which will demonstrate the importance of inquiry-based science curriculum. Experience first-hand how on-going science inquiry benefits children through the facilitation of Project-Based Learning activities.  

http://www.socalkindergartenconference.org/home/180012646/180012646/files/SCKC%20Registration%20Booklet%202018.pdf

http://www.socalkindergartenconference.com/default.asp?sec_id=180012646

Annual conference for teachers

Testimonials

ECE program testimonial

Brenda Smith

Retired, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

"Stephanie Lester is a true visionary in Early Childhood Education (ECE)!  Her leadership and expertise for ECE programs is outstanding.  She brings quality and expertise  to  program development which consistently leads to success for young learners. Her support to ECE programs  increases the quality of the environment and instruction, which in turn is reflected  in increased student achievement!

Testimonial for Education consulting

Susan Hyder

Educational Specialist

"Stephanie Lester is passionate about science, early childhood education,  and empowering educators. While our director, she built quality and consistency into our early childhood education program by focusing on developmentally appropriate practice and research-based strategies.  Her leadership skills and experience in teaching and mentoring both children and adults enable her to provide highly motivating training that gives participants research based, hands-on activities that motivate our youngest learners.  She never disappoints to entertain, engage, and enlighten early childhood educators!"

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