Stephanie Cox Suarez
Associate Professor of Special Education
Office: Brookline Campus 016B
B.S. (Special Education), University of Virginia
M.Ed. (Special Physical Education), University of Connecticut
Ph.D. (Special Education and Rehabilitation), Boston College
Stephanie Cox Suarez is an associate professor in the Special and Elementary Education Department. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in special education assessment, children with special needs, instructional methods seminars, and "making learning visible" documentation courses. .
Stephanie was a special education teacher for 15 years in public schools and at Perkins School for the Blind. Before coming to Wheelock, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kathmandu, Nepal, where she helped prepare teachers of the visually impaired and worked with the Ministry of Education and non-governmental organizations to initiate a national special education program.
She is the founder of the Documentation Studio at Wheelock College, where research includes working with preservice and in-service teachers to document, share, and make visible classroom learning and teaching. Visit the Documentation Studio web pages for more information and for Open Studios for educators.
Selected publications include two co-edited special issues for the journals, Theory to Practice (2010), entitled Observation, Documentation, and Reflection to Create a Culture of Inquiry (with Dr. Lisa Fiore) and The New Educator (2014), Putting Students at the Center of Assessment Practices (with Dr. Lisa Kuh).