Educating a child is an important responsibility. Teachers have the ability to influence and change a child’s life forever. Stephanie’s goal is to create a learning environment that is both exciting and challenging and to bring out the true potential of each child. Sometimes this type of learning does not take place in the classroom so she tries to provide opportunities for children to explore the world beyond school and even Taos. Teaching is both meaningful and challenging and Stephanie feels fortunate to be part of the Taos Charter School community where she has the opportunity to work with a talented staff and enthusiastic and dedicated students.
Stephanie’s life has not always been about teaching. Her career started in banking after she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communications from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. After many years of feeling a void in her professional life decided to return to school and follow a lifelong dream to become a teacher. Stephanie received a Master’s Degree in Education/Special Education from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. She holds a level III license in New Mexico for Special Education and has a Gifted endorsement. Stephanie’s training continued for two years and is certified at the teacher level as a dyslexic therapist. Stephanie started teaching at Ranchos Elementary where she taught Special Education and Gifted for seven years. She then moved to Arroyos Del Norte Elementary for two years and moved to Taos Charter School for the 2015-16 school year.
Stephanie feels that Taos is a beautiful and unique place with so many natural and cultural opportunities. Sometimes just watching the sunset is entertainment enough for her. Stephanie’s life is shared with her husband and son and many wonderful friends and family around the country. Reading books to her son is one of her favorite things to do and she has many suggestions for entertaining read aloud books. Stephanie also loves to cook, read, swim, bike, hike, play with her dogs and visit family (usually all of these with her son in tow). Mostly, she can be found gazing at the mountains or stars with much appreciation for this place she calls home.
Email Mrs. Daffron or call her at 575-751-7222 X215.