Marie has been an invaluable addition to the team at SDPB. She has been able to augment our staff in a variety of ways, not only researching and writing grants but also strategizing program efforts. Marie has also been able to review other proposals and make the writing much more elegant.
Ryan Howlett Chief Executive Officer, Friends of SDPB
Dr. Marie Steckelberg, Steckelberg Consulting LLC, has collaborated with our team to design top quality, engaging professional development opportunities for our school staff. Our experiences with Marie have surpassed our expectations. Marie is an energetic, hands-on facilitator who challenges our staff to think outside of the box in any content area to meet the needs of Sacred Heart School.
Laura M. HabermanPrincipal, Sacred Heart Elementary School, Yankton SD
Steckelberg Consulting has been an ongoing resource for our organization and for our community. Dr. Steckelberg facilitated an informative grant writing workshop for many non-profits in our region and went above and beyond after the workshop assisting groups and providing resources to those who attended. She has been instrumental in securing information as we advocate for policy to support our work with early learning legislation and quality preschool programming. I highly recommend her services and continue to turn to Steckelberg Consulting to secure accurate and research based data to support the programs and projects with which we work.
Rhonda Kludt, 21st Century After School Program Coordinator Preschool Partnership Coordinator Huron Public School District Huron, SD
I attended one of Dr. Steckelberg’s professional develop workshops early in my teaching career and was so impressed with the wealth of ideas and resources presented that were adaptable to all different grade levels and learning styles. I continue to use and share the resources from that first workshop and I have since sought out and attended many other workshops presented by Dr. Steckelberg. Perhaps one of the greatest resources gained by the professional development is the connection to Dr. Steckelberg herself, who reaches out and encourages her participants to reach out and go further with their teaching than they ever knew how. After that first workshop, it was through my connection with Dr. Steckelberg that our school received a sizable grant for our summer program, and it was through my most recent workshop that Dr. Steckelberg encouraged me to and assisted me with writing my first grant for my own classroom which we won and used to engineer our own high altitude balloon to capture images of space!
Marie StoryPresidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Finalist; Middle School Science Teacher; Rising Star Educator Program Coach
As a colleague of Dr. Steckelberg working in the Rising Star Educator Program (RSEP) and as a professional mentee of hers myself, I have witnessed Dr. Steckelberg in action making a difference in education. Her workshops’ audiences range in ability/experiences yet she differentiates her presentations to meet the needs of those in attendance. Dr. Steckelberg models her commitment to excellence through a hands-on approach for presenting STEM content and lessons for both pre-service and veteran educators. She is an inspiration and encourager for our RSEP team as we journey together to meet the mission of our Rising Star Educator Program.
Mrs. Tammy Jo SchlechterMath Specialist
I have had the privilege of working with Marie Steckelberg on various projects over the past dozen years. She brings a level of expertise and enthusiasm that makes her a dynamic and effective teacher. Marie has a deep knowledge of standards, curriculum design, technology integration and evaluation. The professional development experiences that she leads are always top-rated by participants. I highly recommend her services.
Dr. Joe HaugeTechnology & Innovation in Education (TIE)
Marie has an instinctive eye for detail and precision – qualities that are essential to facilitating a regional conference. As chairperson of the SD Grant Professionals Conference, Marie kept the team on task and was a source of encouragement and support to everyone on the conference team.
I hired Marie to run our statewide program because I knew her to be someone who gets projects done with a mind for timeliness and quality. She has proven this true. As I expected her skills have added greatly to the success of our project. I’ll continue to work with her on this and future projects and highly recommend her to others.
Kristie Maher, Executive Director SD Discovery Center
Dr. Steckelberg’s work has always reflected a standard of quality and her determination to produce that quality has been an inspiration.
Roger Wolff, EdD
Marie’s knowledge and experience make her highly competent and effective. Professional and personable, she is easy to work with and delivers excellent service.
Anne Lewis, Special Projects DirectorSD Discovery Center