Dr. Rebecca Stobaugh


Dr. Rebecca Stobaugh, Associate Professor

Western Kentucky University


Rebecca Stobaugh has been a principal and middle and high school teacher. While serving as a teacher, she was named Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Council for Social Studies in 2004. In her position as a middle school principal, she focused on aligning curriculum, increasing the level of critical thinking in assessments and instruction, and establishing a school-wide discipline plan. She is the author of four books: Assessing Critical Thinking in Middle and High Schools, Assessing Critical Thinking in Elementary Schools, Real-World Learning Framework for Secondary Schools, and Real-World Learning Framework for Elementary Schools. She has also co-authored a math workbook series entitled Explore the Core. She received a PhD from the University of Louisville. Currently, she serves as an associate professor at Western Kentucky University, teaching assessment and unit-planning courses in the teacher education program. She supervises first-year teachers and consults with school districts on critical thinking, instructional strategies, assessment, technology integration, and other topics. Dr. Stobaugh regularly conducts professional development to support teachers and schools within the U.S. and abroad.

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