Stephanie Demaree, Ed.D.
Liberal Studies Program Director
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Dr. Stephanie Demaree is the Program Director of Liberal Studies at NDNU as of fall 2012. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Demaree has been a faculty member in the School of Education since the spring semester of 2006 working under Dr. Ferrera in the Multiple Subject Credentialing Program. She received her doctorate from the University of San Francisco exploring the connection between humans and their relationship to the environment through education and development based on the work of Sister Dorothy Stang. Before coming to NDNU, Dr. Demaree taught science to 6th, 7th and 8th graders in the Diocese of San Jose for six years, underscoring her passion and commitment to inquiry-based science education. She has been active in the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) since 2007, which is the newest assessment in California required for teacher licensure. She has worked with the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) and Pearson on developing the national Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) as a benchmarker in middle childhood science, special education inclusive settings and performing arts: music. She is also the lead national trainer for special education inclusive settings for the national TPA.
Ed.D., University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
- Educational Doctorate Degree in Organization and Leadership
- Dissertation: Sustainability with an Ethical Aim: Lessons from an American Nun in Amazonia
- M.Ed., Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA.
- Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction
- Capstone: Hands-On Science Activities in the Elementary Classroom, Who is Not Using Them and Why?
- BA, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA.
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology
- Honors in the Major
- First Semester Student Teaching/Seminar
- Second Semester Student Teaching/Seminar
- Science Methods
- Assessment for the Classroom Teacher
- Performance Assessment for pre-service and in-service teachers
- Ecoliteracy, environmental education
- Elementary science education policy reform
- NDNU Faculty Development Award Recipient Summer-Fall 2011
- AMGEN Science Teacher of the Year Award Nominee (2003-2004)
- San Jose Mercury News Teacher of the Week (October 7, 2004)
- California Council on Teacher Education
- California Scholarship Federation Lifetime/Gold Member
- Sonoma State University Masters Degree Review Panel Member (2007)
- “From Hitmen to Hope: Life Blooms Anew in the Amazon.” A presentation given for The Dorothy Stang Speaker Series on March 15, 2012 in Belmont, CA.
- “TaskStream Assessment/Portfolio Technology.” A presentation to the faculty of NDNU at Professional Development Day on January 4, 2012 in Belmont, CA.
- “PACT for Master Teachers and Administrators.” A presentation to the NDNU Advisory Council on November 10, 2011 in Belmont, CA.
- “Opening New Doors When Opportunity Knocks: A Case Study of Closing the Gap for Our Teacher Credential Candidates.” Poster developed with NDNU School of Education faculty on March 25, 2011 at California Council on Teacher Education Spring 2011 Conference in San Jose, CA.
- “Got Accreditation?: Poster Sessions in the CTC Accreditation Visit.” Poster Session with NDNU School of Education faculty on March 27, 2009 at California Council on Teacher Education Spring 2009 Conference, San Jose, CA.
- “Designing and Managing the MS Subject Matter Tasks at Notre Dame de Namur University.” Facilitator and presenter of group session at PACT Implementation Conference at UCSB October 2008 in Santa Barbara, CA.