I want to inspire and embrace the opportunity for our future educators to learn, communicate, and grow in a boundary-less learning community.
Stephanie Heald, MsEd
Stephanie Heald is an Assistant Professor at Ashford University. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Education, a Master of Arts in Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, and an Associate of Applied Arts in Early Childhood Education. She also has a dual advanced certificate in Building and District Level Educational Leadership from St. John’s University, where she graduated Kappa Delta Pi. Her journey has included classroom teaching, coaching teachers, facilitating professional development, leading district and county-wide literacy initiatives, and instructing students in traditional and online courses. Throughout her career, Dr. Heald has lived in five different states and immersed herself in the local schools of each, in addition to connecting online with educators across the world. These connections allowed her to meet new educators and see local efforts, but it also opened her eyes to the real need for a quality higher learning institute accessible to all. In 2008, she joined the Ashford team, where she has truly experienced the value and impact of this innovative learning environment by participating in online education as both a student and a teacher. “I want to inspire and embrace the opportunity for our future educators to learn, communicate, and grow in a boundary-less learning community.”