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Stephanie Steen, Ed.S., has over 15 years of educational experience as a high school English teacher, an instructional coach, a K-8 principal, and an MTSS and Literacy Director. She is passionate about closing the research-practice gap so that all children have equitable educational opportunities. Stephanie attended the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, for her undergraduate degrees in communication arts and philosophy, and she remained a gopher while she earned her teaching license in English education and master's degree in curriculum and instruction. Stephanie continued her education at Hamline University, St. Paul, where she became a certified literacy specialist and then earned her administrator's degree from Concordia University, St. Paul. Stephanie is currently a doctoral candidate for educational leadership.

Stephanie founded Apex Education Partners in 2022 to share her love of educational leadership with others. Stephanie is available for consulting, strategic planning, and executive coaching. Feel free to contact Stephanie to inquire about partnering with her for your school or organization. 

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Scale equitable educational opportunities by closing the research-practice gap.

Areas of Expertise


  • Leadership

  • Coaching 

  • Professional Development

  • Curriculum Adoption and Development

  • Equity

  • School Reform (Turnaround)

  • Strategic Planning

  • Charter Schools and Traditional Public Schools

  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

  • Literacy and the Science of Reading (SoR)

  • ELA and Text-Dependent Questions (TDQs)

  • Writing and Editing 

  • The “Shifts” in the Standards

  • Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

  • The Teaching and Learning Cycle

  • Assessment Creation (Formative and Summative)

  • Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • Standards-Based Grading (SBG)

  • Trauma-Informed Practices

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