“I’ll move out for a year or two” was the line Stephanie shared with her husband after he asked her to move to the East when they got married. That was twenty-four years ago, and now Stephanie doesn’t have any plans of moving back to the Mid-West. Stephanie grew up among the tall corn fields of Iowa and Nebraska, but now enjoys the beauty of the Green Mountains of Vermont. Being outdoors is a daily requirement of hers. Hiking, kayaking, and camping are favorite summer activities. Besides living in Vermont, she has spent twelve summers living and working in Yellowstone National Park. She met and married her husband, Shawn, in Yellowstone. In addition to staying active outdoors, knitting and reading will keep her up late at night. Stephanie also stays busy at home with a son who is a high schooler. A favorite family activity is traveling to Burlington to see the Lake Monsters baseball team play.
Why I love teaching at Chelsea…
First of all, the town of Chelsea is what makes Chelsea School a special place to teach, learn and grow. I know from personal experience in times of celebration and in crisis, the town and school communities will give and show their unconditional strong support. Chelsea School is unique in that it is one of the few K-12 schools left in Vermont. Education involves building professional relationships, and at Chelsea these relationships do not just last a few years. I deeply enjoy watching students grow, learn and change over the course of their high school careers and then seeing what choices they make as adults. Another reason I love teaching at Chelsea School is because our small size is definitely a strength. Everyone gets to participate in class. Everyone’s voice is needed and matters. Everyone can participate in a sport or drama production if he/she so desires. Teaching at Chelsea School also includes working with a strong faculty and staff. I feel we work well together and have fun together.
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