ASCD Faculty Bio

Stefani Hite

Areas of Expertise

  • FIT Teaching Cadre Member
  • Formative Assessment
  • Teacher Effectiveness
  • Curriculum Development
  • Standards-Based Grading

Stefani Hite is a professional learning education consultant who specializes in supporting systemic educational change initiatives in schools, districts, learning associations, and state departments. Her work is primarily focused on building teacher and administrator instructional capacity, standards-based grading practices, curriculum development, and strategic assessment strategies. Hite designs, manages, and implements leadership sessions to encourage educators to push their practice in meaningful ways and provides interactive learning opportunities in face-to-face, blended, and online environments.

Hite is a member of ASCD’s FIT Teaching (Framework for Intentional and Targeted Teaching®) Cadre. Some significant accomplishments in her consultant work include the design and implementation of a statewide teacher evaluation process in New Jersey; the design and facilitation of curriculum reviews in language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, humanities, and physical education; the design and facilitation of elementary and middle school reforms; the design and management of the transition from traditional grade reporting to a criterion-referenced system for multiple school districts; and the design and implementation of a preK–12 assessment system overhaul for a U.S. international school program.

Prior to her education consultant work, Hite served as deputy head (principal) of a preK–13 international school in the United Kingdom, curriculum director for a countywide support institution, curriculum supervisor for several school districts in Pennsylvania, and a classroom teacher in elementary, middle, and high school.

Hite holds Doctor of Education and Master of Science degrees in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Tufts University. She also holds superintendent, K–12 principal, curriculum and instruction supervision, and elementary education certificates.

Her publications include the ASCD white paper Using the FIT Teaching Framework for Successful Teacher Evaluations, which aligned the framework with major teacher evaluation models in use across the United States.