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Stephanie Ledger

Waterloo Region District School Board, Sunnyside Public School
ESL/ELD Early Literacy Resource Teacher
Kitchener, ON, Canada
Stephanie Ledger is an ESL/ELD Early Literacy Resource Teacher with the Waterloo Region District School Board in Kitchener, Ontario. For the past 30 years, Stephanie has engaged in collaborative learning opportunities with elementary and secondary English learners and their teachers. Her area of focus, as a teacher practitioner and researcher, is early literacy education for refugee students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE). She was a co-author and researcher of a peer-reviewed article published in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2014). In 2017, Stephanie completed her Master of Education degree including a research thesis that highlights the vital role of teacher education in shifting teacher pedagogy to meet the print literacy needs of SLIFE. Following her graduation, she was honored with two prestigious awards for her research: The Gold Medal for Academic Excellence - Master's (Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, 2017) and the Recognition Award for Theses on Teacher Education (Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE), 2018).