Stephanie brings 25 years of teaching experience in preschool through collegiate level to Hawthorne Valley School. She holds a Masters degree in Special Education with a provisional certification in Reading (NYS Certification MSEd, Sage Graduate School, Troy, NY K-12). Her undergraduate degree is in photography and journalism. Stephanie is also a New York State licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant and co-owner of On Track Occupational Therapy, PLLC. Her company specializes in pediatric sensory integration therapy and sensory learning, and adult stroke rehabilitation. Through On Track, Stephanie has combined both of her vocational passions: literacy and occupational therapy. She brings a therapeutic approach to teaching and a holistic view of each child to her teaching. In her free time, Stephanie runs a seasonal antique shop, donating a portion of all sales to individuals and families affected by epilepsy, a cause dear to her heart. Stephanie’s interests include mediation, yoga, reading and writing, and spending as much time as possible enjoying nature with friends and loved ones. She has two children, one of whom graduated from Hawthorne Valley School in June 2018.