Stefanie Wager is a Senior Technical Assistance Consultant at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and serves as a project lead for the Iowa Standards Revision Project at the Region 9 Comprehensive Center (R9CC). Her primary responsibilities include working with state departments of education, supporting the revision and implementation of academic standards. This includes creating resources, tools, and professional development to support effective implementation of standards. She has worked with four states and the District of Columbia on social studies standards revision and implementation.
She served as a teacher internationally and in urban and suburban districts, then as a grant coordinator for a large urban district and as a consultant at the Iowa Department of Education- specializing in social studies, world languages and financial literacy education. In addition, as the former President of the National Council for the Social Studies, Stefanie has worked with numerous external partners on projects impacting social studies education including iCivics, CCSSO, ASCD, the Center for Civic Education, National Council for Geographic Education, etc. She has extensive experience in creating and delivering professional development and in curriculum design. Wager holds a bachelor’s in Secondary Education and master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Drake University.