B.A. in History and Political Science and a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies from Binghamton University; M.S.T. in Elementary Education from Pace University. Stephanie began her career in education as a member of the 2007 Teach for America corps, teaching fifth grade at P.S. 86: The Kingsbridge Heights School, a district school in the Bronx. Stephanie has been teaching third grade at P.S. 86 for the past three years. She currently serves as coordinator of the P.S. 86 attendance team and the P.S. 86 service-in-schools committee. Under Stephanie’s facilitation, the service-in-schools committee was recently awarded S.T.A.R.S. (students taking an active role in service) recognition and was one of 15 schools in New York City awarded the Department of Education’s “Excellence in Service” award. Stephanie aspires to lead a school where children excel in math and science, and where students hold a competitive edge when compared with their national and global counterparts.