Prior to joining the University at Albany faculty, Stephanie Affinito taught in elementary schools as a classroom teacher and a reading specialist. Currently, Stephanie is a full-time Clinical Teaching Faculty member in a teaching-intensive position within the Department. She teaches both online and on-campus courses within the Literacy B-6 and Childhood Education programs, including ELTL 500, ELTL 504, ELTL 600, ELTL 601, ELTL 615, ELTL 617, ELTL 619, ELTL 625, and ELTL 655.
Stephanie has a deep love for literacy coaching and supporting teachers’ lifelong learning as readers and writers through technology. She is the author of Literacy Coaching: Teaching and Learning with Digital Tools and Technology and Leading Literate Lives: Habits and Mindsets for Reimagining Classroom Practice and spends her days helping teachers reconnect with their reading and writing lives. She presents regularly at state and national conferences on literacy coaching, teacher collaboration and supporting teachers’ reading, writing and learning through innovative technology.