B.A. in English, Lafayette College; M.S.J in Journalism, Northwestern University. Stephen joined Newark, New Jersey’s North Star Academy in 2008 to teach English and develop the school’s journalism curriculum. Prior to that, he worked at University Academy in Jersey City, as the humanities director and founder of a three-course journalism program. As humanities director, Stephen worked with a team to help the school re-focus on literacy instruction. He has just finished a term as president of the Garden State Scholastic Press Association.