Stephen holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from University of Massachusetts-Amherst, as well as a M.A. in Education from College of St. Katherine. He received his Montessori Training certification for AMS Early Childhood 3-6 and Lower Elementary 6-9. Prior to Oak Meadow, Stephen worked as a Lower Elementary Lead Teacher at Thacher School, Children’s House Co-Lead Teacher at Cambridge Montessori, Maternity Substitute Lower Elementary Lead Teacher at Kingsley Montessori, Lower Elementary Lead Teacher at Laren Montessori in Illinois, and Children’s House Lead Teacher at Suder Montessori and Zanetti Montessori in Illinois. He enjoys working at Oak Meadow because “it is a school that upholds the values of a true Montessori school and is a school that supports the staff to be the best selves they can be.” Stephen enjoys nature walks, camping, canoeing, playing soccer, gardening, landscaping and dancing — and was born in Liberia.