Stephanie Ries
Stephanie Ries
Assistant Lecturer of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies
Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 609

About Stephanie Ries

Stephanie Ries is an experience educator, coach and consultant. Offering more than 22 years of progressive experience in the field of education, be it teaching, consulting, coaching, administration and student development. Stephanie is viewed as visionary, fearless and as a tenacious advocate for the field of education. With tenacity, advocacy and nurturing as her core skills she is results oriented with the ability to advocate for participant success through innovative curriculum and operational standards focused on process improvements. Stephanie has led organizations through quality ratings, accreditation processes and licensing regulations.

Stephanie is the founder and owner of Soar Education Consulting Services LLC. She’s passionate, personable and skillful with the ability to develop strategic, tactical and action plans through program development and deployment, fostering partnerships throughout family and community levels to achieve organizational goals. She presents at conferences and conducts training’s nationally.

Professional Experience

Assistant Lecturer, Ball State University
Muncie, IN August 2019 – Present

Adjunct Faculty, Ivy Tech Community College
Indianapolis, IN September 2007 – 2019

Professional Development Specialist, Council for Professional Recognition (CDA Council)
Indianapolis, IN 2014 – Present (Washington D.C.)

Education Consultant, Soar Education Consulting Service LLC
Indianapolis, IN September 2018 - Present

Lecturer, IUPUI
Indianapolis, IN August 2019

Paths to QUALITY Coach, Early Learning Indiana – Child Care Answers
Indianapolis, IN June 2017 – 2019

IAEYC Accreditation Coach, Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children
Indianapolis, IN June 2016 – 2017

Dual-Enrollment Instructor, J. Everett Light Career Center
(Ivy Tech Community College Partnership)
Indianapolis, IN June 2014 – June 2016

Dual-Enrollment Instructor, Area 31 Career Center
(Ivy Tech Community College Partnership)
Indianapolis, IN July 2006 – June 2014

Director of Summer Education Programming, JEWEL Summer Enrichment Camp Indianapolis, IN June 2007 - July 2014

Education Consultant, JEWEL Summer Enrichment Camp
Indianapolis, IN September 2010 - August 2014

Teacher, Chicago Public Schools
Chicago, IL. August 1997 – June 2006


Master of Arts in Teaching

National Louis University - Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Arts

Double Major – Child Psychology & Sociology
National Louis University – Chicago, Illinois

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Culture and Lang in 345 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE