Ms. Stephens has 19 years of teaching experience, all with DoDEA schools. She has taught 3rd grade, science and math labs, math instructional support, and math at Laurel Bay Intermediate School and Bolden Elementary School in Beaufort, South Carolina. She was also the Interim Assistant Principal at Laurel Bay Intermediate School. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from South Carolina State University and her Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina.

Ms. Smith advocates for curricular reform in mathematics. According to the Committee on Economic Growth, "improving the math and science skills of young people is an important step toward maintaining innovation-led economic growth in the coming decade. As educators, we must go beyond how we were taught and teach as we wish we had been taught." Angela's superintendent praises her expertise and training. "She is what every teacher should be and what every teacher must be."

2009 winner, Angela Stephens
Angela M. Stephens 3rd Grade Teacher
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