Stephanie Rash, M.A.

Stephanie Rash specializes in international educational systems and human development analyses.  After earning a Masters of Political Science with an International Studies focus from the University of Central Florida with her thesis titled A Study of the Relationship Between Trade Liberalization and Human Development in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Least Developed Countries, Stephanie joined Teach For America to gain first-hand knowledge of the challenges present in the United States education system.  She is an active advocate for equality in educational policy and practice for both students and educators.  Additionally, she has extensively researched the impact of technology on learning.  Specializing in STEM education, Stephanie has served as a Teacher Leadership Corps Leader, Project Director for North Carolina Science Festival events, grade level chairperson, chair of curriculum and instruction committees, and an upper elementary math, science, and social studies educator.

She has earned several awards and scholarships during her university studies and career including the Dr. Richard Piper Florida Collegiate Honors Council International Service Scholarship, Katherine Z. Keller Leadership and Academic Excellence Award, Political Science Bledsoe-Young Student of the Year Award, Information Fluency Award, and the Women’s Executive Council Scholarship.                                                      

She is currently working on projects to enhance teacher leadership in low income areas as well as conducting qualitative and quantitative research on effective educational practices. 

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