Stephanie joined the Brimmer community in 2019 as Lower School Librarian. Her focus is making the library a living, breathing, and evolving hub of learning, inquiry and information for the School. One of the most important roles of the Library is to give students a strong foundation in research, information literacy and the use of digital tools so they are both informed consumers of information, and ready for higher level work in the upper grades. The Library should be an inviting, safe space for all, so Stephanie uses social emotional learning strategies in her teaching and work with students. Stephanie loves getting to know each student in the School and fostering a lifelong love of literature and reading. One of her favorite parts of being a librarian is helping students find their next exciting book and making book recommendations.
In addition to her work as an elementary library teacher, Stephanie is also a licensed Instructional Technology Specialist. She weaves the use of digital tools and technology into the everyday work of the Library and loves introducing students and staff to new and exciting tools for learning, creativity and self-expression. Most recently, Stephanie worked as an elementary Library Teacher and Technology Specialist for the Newton Public Schools. Prior to that, she taught in the Winchester Public Schools. Stephanie is also a passionate proponent of elementary Computer Science and coding. She has been a statewide leader in this movement, working previously for a national non-profit as a teacher trainer. In this role, she taught Computer Science professional development to hundreds of teachers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Stephanie is a native of Upstate New York and an avid gardener, reader, knitter and baker. She loves travel, hiking and the outdoors, and particularly loves to visit National Parks. Her goal is to visit all of the 61 National Parks in the United States. Stephanie lives in Boston with her husband and young daughter.