astolpestad01@hamline.edu
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Amy Stolpestad
astolpestad01@hamline.edu
(651) 523-2879

Amy Stolpestad

ELM Project Director

Contact Info

Amy Stolpestad
astolpestad01@hamline.edu
(651) 523-2879

Biography

Stolpestad is a Minnesota licensed K-12 ESL teacher and experienced teacher educator. She started her work in education in 1994, teaching high school Spanish and English in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After earning her Master of Education degree at the University of Minnesota, she went on to teach elementary ESL in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Public School districts.

Stolpestad began her work in teacher education at the University of Minnesota in 2004, where she taught a course for mainstream teachers titled Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners in the Mainstream. During that time, she also assisted the Second Language Education faculty in the management of a multimillion-dollar Title III grant.

Stolpestad went on to work in educational non-profits, serving as a program director and executive director. During this time, she gained extensive experience writing, managing, budgeting for, and reporting on private foundation, corporate, and government grants. In addition to her independent consulting work, Stolpestad currently serves as the Director of the English Learners in the Mainstream (ELM) Project at Hamline University and works with the Hamline School of Education to support grant writing and accreditation reporting efforts. She has co-presented at local and national professional conferences and served as the chair of the Minnesota English Learners Education Conference (MELEd) silent auction committee.

Stolpestad is currently working on her doctorate degree in Organizational Change and Leadership at the University of Southern California (expected conferral: fall 2020). Her research interests include teacher leadership, instructional coaching, teacher identity, and organizational change management.