Stephanie Parks

School of Education and Human Sciences - Special Education
Associate Teaching Professor
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall,
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
Second office:


As a practitioner, Stephanie has served children and families in Part C and 619 programs as an occupational therapist and early childhood special educator for over 20 years. She has supervised graduate and undergraduate students in their student teaching experiences, taught courses in the blended initial licensure Early Childhood Unified teacher preparation program, and has worked as an early childhood special education consultant and professional development provider for school districts and agencies in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Stephanie was a scholar on an OSEP leadership preparation grant at the University of Kansas. Most recently, Stephanie worked for the Early Childhood Personnel Center with the project co-associate directors for the University of Kansas site, Drs. Horn and Lindeman, to provide technical assistance to states in developing their early childhood personnel development systems.

Selected Presentations

Parks, S., Kong, N., Horn, E., & Lindeman, D. (4/30/2015). Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Preservice Survey. Council for Exceptional Children Conference. San Diego, CA
Kong, N., Parks, S., Lindeman, D., & Horn, E. (4/30/2015). Knowledge Access, and Utilization of Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) By Early Childhood Professionals. National Council for Exceptional Children Conference. San Diego, CA
Bruder, M., Stayton, V., Woods, J., & Parks, S. (12/31/2015). The Development of Cross-Disciplinary Personnel Standards. National Council for Exceptional Children Conference. San Diego, CA
Chen, C., Parks, S., Pribble, S., & Mickleson, A. (12/31/2015). The National Landscape of Personnel Standards for Early Childhood/Early Intervention Professionals. National Council for Exceptional Children Conference. San Diego, CA

Selected Awards & Honors

Teacher Educators for Early Childhood Special Education Leadership Personnel Preparation Project (KU-TEECH)
Umlaf Scholarship for excellence and leadership in the KU Occupational Therapy Education Program
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