Stephanie Lester’s 39 years in education include: preschool, Project-Based Learning Multiage K-1st program, professional development speaker, author, Assistant Principal, Early Childhood Education Director, and Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment. Currently Stephanie is an Educational Consultant and is beginning her 24th year as a Child and Family Education college instructor. Stephanie believes that children learn best when they are excited and engaged in the learning process. Stephanie has published two books: Year Round Project-Based Activities for STEM and Science Through the Year. Stephanie is passionate about inspiring, educating, and motivating teachers to implement evidence-based instructional practices with the goal of developing the social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills that children will need to experience SUCCESS as 21st Century learners. Stephanie is very excited to partner with Side by Side Consulting and MD School Solutions to support educational programs in the states of Montana and California. When Stephanie isn’t exploring with her grandchildren, you will find her creating hands-on STEM activities, presenting workshops and consulting with teachers throughout the country.
Stephanie Lester currently holds a MA degree in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, an Administrative Credential, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, a CLAD Certification, CLASS certification, and a Program Director Child Development permit.