Stefanie Orrick is a Curriculum Consultant for the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE). Prior to joining SPICE in 2000, she taught Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies in Oregon and Hong Kong, China.
Stefanie's academic interests lie in curriculum design and instruction. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Western Oregon University and her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford University.
She has authored or co-authored the following curriculum units for SPICE: Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, China’s Cultural Revolution, Crowding the Rim, Examining Human Rights in a Global Context, Geography and the Human Experience, Introduction to Diasporas in the United States, and Islamic Civilization and the Arts.
She has facilitated professional development seminars for middle and high school teachers in cooperation with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), presented teacher workshops nationally for the Chicago Public Schools and the National Council for the Social Studies. She has also presented teacher seminars internationally for the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools in Bangkok, Thailand and the Pacific Education Conference in American Samoa.
In 2007, Stefanie received the Franklin Buchanan Prize, which is awarded annually to honor an outstanding curriculum publication on Asia at any educational level, elementary through university.