About the Author
Stephanie is a dual-certified special education teacher, children's book author, and teacher mentor, currently residing in Florida. She has a passion for creating engaging, adapted resources for teachers and students with special needs, and is self-proclaimed #datanerd. She also provides professional development for teachers at colleges, conferences, and in school districts. You can connect with her outside of Adapted Book Club at Mrs. D's Corner and The Intentional IEP.
Stephanie is also a huge mental health advocate, sharing her experiences and struggles to let others know that you can survive the dark seasons and thrive in life and teaching with a mental illness.
Stephanie’s credentials include being a dual-certified Special Education (N-12) and Elementary Education (K-6) Teacher. She also has credentials in Middle Level Math (7-9) and Master’s Credits in English as a Second Language and Curriculum and Instruction.
She has experience teaching in both public and charter school settings, having taught in 5 different states: Extended School Year (ESY) with an Autism Unit and a Mild/Moderate Level Class, Co-Teaching Middle School Math, K-8 Inclusion, Instructional Support Team Facilitator at the High School level, 5th Grade Resource Teacher, and an Elementary Life Skills Teacher (1-4).
A note from the Author:
Since I can remember, I have always wanted to be a teacher. You know, the taking extra worksheets at school to come home and teach my [invisible] students kind-of-always-wanted-to-be-a-teacher.
After 10 years in the field, I know first hand how exhausting teaching can be, yet how absolutely wonderful and life changing it is. You have to keep yourself healthy, and you need to take time for you. My goal for Adapted Book Club is to provide you with adapted materials you need to save you time... giving you more time to actually teach. Giving you more time to make a difference. And ultimately giving you more relax time, more YOU time! Now that’s something we all need.