Stephanie has worked at both public and small independent schools in the Bay Area as well as served as the Post Adoption Education Liaison at Contra Costa County Children and Family services where she collaborated with foster-adopt families, school district staff, and community partners throughout Contra Costa, Alameda, and Solano Counties before coming to CIP Berkeley in August 2016.
Stephanie holds a BA in Music, a Master’s Degree in Education, and professional certificates in Educational Therapy, College Counseling and Advising, Assistive Technology, and English as a Second Language as well as a California Adult Education Credential in ESL, Spanish, Fine Arts, Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills to teach GED/High School Diploma. Her background also includes specialized training in learning disabilities, educational testing and assessment (both formal and informal), and leveraging technology to support Universal Design for Learning.
Stephanie’s philosophy of teaching and mentoring draws from a background in fine arts, education, social services, and hands-on experience working with students and collegues from diverse backgrounds. She has a passion for developing curriculum and integrating academic subjects with specific strategies to support a wide range of student learning profiles:
“By providing reasonable accommodations and meeting a student at the level of his or her abilities and interests, it is possible to maximize learning. A key question for me is what tools can I provide a student so that he or she can reach an academic goal or complete a learning objective.”
Stephanie typically starts her day with a Cal Aquatics Masters swim workout and is a member of US Masters Swimming. She also enjoys weekend trips to Yosemite, Point Reyes, the Russian River, and San Francisco. Other interests are fashion design, amateur furniture restoration, technology and digital learning, literature, and simple weekend adventures with family and friends.
2070 Allston Way, Suite 101
Berkeley, CA 94704