Joe Stouffer

Dr. Joe Stouffer brings over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and literacy specialist to empower and engage classroom literacy teachers. Joe is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Brandon University, Chair of the Undergraduate Education Committee, and the recipient of the 2022 Brandon University Senate Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Through his career, Joe has taught English Language Arts at primary and Middle School levels in urban and rural settings. He brings a broad base of teaching experience, having also worked as a Resource, French, and Music teacher, university sessional instructor, Reading Recovery teacher and Teacher Leader, Literacy Coach and Literacy Consultant.

As a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader for the Southwest Manitoba Region, Joe worked alongside teachers and administration of several school divisions. Following highly successful work as a division-wide Literacy Coach for the Rolling River School Division in Manitoba, Joe has led professional development initiatives in K-8 literacy in urban, rural, and northern school divisions across Canada. As a Literacy Coach, Joe’s work centres on the development of K-8 teachers’ capacity to design and deliver effective and appropriate literacy instruction to a wide variety of learners. Joe’s K-6 classroom writing assessment system, PAWs (see available sessions), has been implemented across nine Manitoba school divisions and schools in Ontario and British Columbia.

Dr. Stouffer completed his PhD at University of British Columbia’s Department of Language and Literacy Education.