Stefanie grew up in Montana where she loved the four seasons. As a child she enjoyed imaginative play, riding bikes, and playing outside. A graduate from the University of Montana in Missoula, Stefanie earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in both Elementary Education and Psychology. Stefanie began her teaching career in Kalispell, Montana teaching Kindergarten and 2nd grade, before her children were born.
Idaho became her home eighteen years ago when her husband, Tom's job was relocated. Stefanie enjoyed being at home with her two daughters when they were young. Madelyn is now 21 and attends the University of Idaho. Olivia is about to graduate and begin college in the fall. When her daughters entered elementary school, Stefanie returned to education and has been teaching Kindergarten for the past twelve years at Idaho Arts Charter School.
Waldorf Education is a great fit with Stefanie's passion for creativity, understanding of developmentally appropriate practices, and her desire to instill a sense of wonder in young children. She is looking forward to bringing this to her students at Peace Valley. She is working on her second year of Waldorf certification and is looking forward to engaged learning connected to the heart.