STEPHANIE WARD, JOY VILLAGE COORDINATOR
Stephanie has been in education for nineteen years. She holds an American Montessori Internationale diploma, specializing in children 0 to 3 years old and currently teaches at a well-known Montessori school in Dallas. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she is the Early Childhood Projects Coordinator which has allowed her the opportunity to create and facilitate parent education events and professional development opportunities.
Stephanie has a wealth of parenting knowledge as a mother to four children, all in different life stages. She can often be found helping her oldest daughter create and sew the latest fashions, cheering on her son at band competitions, creating new dessert recipes with her tween daughter or choreographing trampoline routines with her youngest daughter. Community outreach is important to Stephanie. She volunteers with the PTA at her children’s schools and leads her youngest daughter’s Daisy Girl Scout Troop.
Early childhood education is Stephanie’s passion. She believes in the importance of creating a healthy, spiritual background for all children. As her favorite quote belongs to Dr. Maria Montessori states, “The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.”