Mrs. Stephanie Pierce » Biography

Biography

Academic Credentials:

Educational Leadership (All levels),

Elementary Education K-6,

Exceptional Student Education K-12

Endorsements K-12 in English Speakers of Other Languages and Reading

 

Education:

AA in Music, Santa Fe College
Bachelors in Elementary Education, K-6, Saint Leo University
Masters in Educational Leadership and Administration, American College of Education
 

Career Highlights:

Mrs. Pierce has previously taught in an E.S.E classroom with kids of varying exceptionalities, VPK (including various daycare classrooms), 2nd grade for 1 year, 5th grade for 4 years, 1st grade for Belmont Academy’s first year, and 2 years in 3rd grade. She has been recognized as a Best and Brightest Teacher for 3 years and a High Impact Teacher for 2 years.


Personal/Profile:

Mrs. Pierce loves teaching and kids of all ages.  She is passionate about helping struggling students succeed. As a school leader, she knows that caring for her teachers results in teachers that are able to care for their students. Her goal is to create a fun environment that is not only a happy place, but a rigorous place to learn. At home, she enjoys traveling with her family that includes a 9 year old son, 4 year old son, and husband. Her hobbies include singing in a rock band and playing the flute.


Throughout my educational journey, I have built my philosophy based on experience and the hard knocks of life. I wanted to take a moment and share where my experience came from. As a child, I experienced everything from different forms of abuse and general neglect. My school offered me a safe haven and gave me the opportunity to excel. Somewhere in my academic journey, teachers instilled a sense of the power of education. With that, I was able to achieve great things in school. I realized that without all of my social-emotional needs being met, I was never able to reach my full potential. This led to my belief that all children can learn if we meet the needs of the whole child. It also taught me that there are no excuses when it comes to succeeding. If we expect students to overcome obstacles, they will learn to persist and they will succeed.