Mary Stump is dedicated to improving teaching and learning through partnerships with educators, administrators, civic leaders, community members, and researchers. As an Associate Director with the Reading Apprenticeship® team, her current work focuses on improving and scaling evidence-based professional learning.
Stump manages the implementation of large federal and foundation grant-funded projects that bring Reading Apprenticeship professional learning to thousands of secondary teachers each year, in person and online. These innovation and dissemination projects engage teachers and regional support providers in evidence-based learning experiences that help create supportive, collaborative, text-rich learning environments. Stump also works with external and internal evaluation experts to conduct impact and formative assessment studies.
Previously, Stump taught college composition and conducted research in the teaching of writing at the secondary and postsecondary levels. At the CRESS Center at the University of California, Davis, she evaluated programs focused on school district improvement, science education, and literacy. Her work experience includes organizational development, communications, strategic planning, serving on the board of service-learning organizations, directing an ed fund, and managing school volunteer organizations.
She engages in ongoing learning and dialogue by listening to educators, analyzing data, reading, and writing for a broad audience. Stump regularly coauthors web content, reports, journal articles, brochures, and presentations.
Stump holds an MA in English composition from San Francisco State University.