Dr. Stephanie M. Madison, PhD ’20 Receives Roaring10 Award

Stephanie Madison of Clemson manages one of the largest Stephanie Madison Receives Roaring10 Awardgrants ever received by the University’s College of Education. The $3 million initiative aims to improve teacher effectiveness in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

Stephanie earned a doctorate in literacy, language and culture from Clemson in 2020. She has a bachelor’s in Spanish, with K-12 teaching licensure, from the College of Charleston and a master’s in Romance languages with Spanish concentration from Appalachian State University.

As manager for Clemson University’s Teacher Learning Progression (CU-TLP) grant, she is responsible for day-to-day operations of the project that includes 19 S.C. school districts and nearly 300 teachers in high-needs middle schools. She also teaches a variety of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral courses.

She developed a modern language teaching program, leading to S.C. teacher certification, that is the first in the state to incorporate American Sign Language teacher training, so that ASL can be offered as a foreign language in K-12 schools.

Stephanie is co-founder of Education Ilimitada, a non-profit coalition committed to providing educational resources and humanitarian assistance to children and families seeking asylum and refuge in the United States. She is a board member of the S.C. Foreign Language Teachers’ Association and former state chapter president of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

She is a frequent guest speaker and panelist for campus and community groups, ranging from undergraduate classes to retired faculty.