Stephanie is an educational consultant who has worked in schools in the United States, China, and Brazil as a learning support specialist and curriculum development coordinator. Stephanie has a passion for including all children equitably in education and being a part of community trying to change the dialogue of stigma and perceived deficits among some learners.
Before moving to the DC area, Stephanie and her family spent 3 years in Pretoria, South Africa. Here she completed her dissertation focusing on Third Culture Children transitioning to higher education in the United States leading to the new found passion of supporting program development and implementation of transitions-care programs around the world.
In her consultation business, Stephanie collaborates with families, schools, and corporations to develop strengths-based programming to create a foundation of learning for every child and support the process of transition for mobile families. Development of supports and tools allows for equitable access to instruction and learning. As a result of her dissertation focus, it also became apparent that learners, especially learners with unique needs are not systemically supported during transition. Building individual transition support programming is a current area of focus to support these learners as they move around the world.
Stephanie has a doctorate in psychology (PsyD), master’s degree in special education (MSpEd), and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education (BSEd). When not working, Stephanie enjoys running around with her husband and 4 brilliant TCK and of course, any traveling adventure.