Dear families of scholars,
I am very thrilled to teach, learn, and work together this school year. First, I believe that learning takes place in the home and the school, and your help and support are vital elements in your child’s education. Learning should be meaningful, engaging, and encouraged. We are partners in the quest for learning and I am dedicated to support and encourage your student to increase his or her knowledge, skills, and confidence in both academic and social areas.
I believe in providing classroom instruction that is responsive, adaptive and flexible around the developmental needs of individual learners. It is my job to facilitate their growth and development by providing meaningful and rich learning opportunities and resources in a caring, understanding, and safe environment. I believe that we each have different learning styles and I will do by best to ensure all students are reaching his or her full potential. Lastly, I think that children are our most valuable resource and investment for the future and we must ensure the best education possible that prepares them for their future academic, vocational, and everyday lives.
I look forward to working as a team, communicating consistently and supporting each other to help this year be a wonderful experience for your family. Please feel free to contact me with any questions and concerns!
Ms. Stephanie Vega
Ms. Stephanie Vega graduated magna cum laude from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) with a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education. She holds a master's degree in education with an emphasis in multicultural and mathematics education. Ms. Stephanie is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at UNR with a focus on mathematics education and educational equity. She has taught kindergarten, first grade, and special education in grades K-11. She has been a teacher for seven years. Ms. Stephanie has worked with the Northern Nevada Girls Math & Technology Program, a community-based out-of-school-time organization for eight years. She has also presented at various local, regional, and national educational conferences, including the National Association for Multicultural Education and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and she has published articles in educational journals, such as Teaching Children Mathematics and Equity and Excellence in Education. At the Honors Academy of Literature, Ms. Stephanie enjoys teaching kindergarten, serving as the Math Lead and working as a special education case manager! Click here for Ms. Stephanie's CV.