VLC Spotlight: Stephanie Madlinger

Stephanie Madlinger is a Program Coordinator and Instructional Technology Specialist for the Virtual Learning Center of CSD. This year she celebrates twenty years of experience teaching preK- adults in traditional, technology-rich and online environments.

Stephanie began her teaching career in the Hazelwood School District, where she taught at the elementary level. Her family moved to Warrenton where she spent time as a Manager and Educational Consultant for Discovery Toys, Inc. Stephanie then became an eMINTS teacher in the Warren County School District. From there, she spent time as an eMINTS teacher in the Winfield School District, then as a Technology Integration Specialists in the Parkway School District. In 2005, Stephanie was hired by the VLC to provide educational technology instruction.

Stephanie graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with emphasis in math & computers and then earned her master’s degree in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University. Stephanie returned to Mizzou for her specialist degree in Educational Technology, and intends to complete her doctorate.

Continuing her love for learning, Stephanie has completed extensive training in Cognitive Coaching, Missouri Reading Initiative, eMINTS, and Professional Learning Communities. She is internationally recognized as a Google Certified Teacher, and is a trainer for SMART, Promethean, Intel, and LoTi. Stephanie serves on the Missouri Leadership Council for Discovery Education and is a STAR DEN member. She was awarded the Tech4Learning Innovative Educator Award in 2009, and was recently awarded the Missouri Distance Learning Educator of the Year Award. Stephanie regularly attends and presents at regional and national education conferences.

As a lifelong resident of greater St. Louis, she enjoys family and friend gatherings across the Missouri and Illinois borders. Currently living in Kirkwood, Stephanie and her husband enjoy being involved in their community, and attending church, school and sporting events of their four children.

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