Ms. Stephenson has 27 years of teaching experience. She has been the Literacy Support Specialist and Read 180 Teacher for the past year at Osan American Elementary School. Prior to her current position, she was the Literacy Facilitator and taught 1st grade, 3rd grade and multi-age 1st and 2nd grade students at Osan American Elementary School. She also taught at Wuerzburg Elementary School in Germany.

Ms. Stephenson graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Therapy. She received her Master in Education from National Louis University and has completed additional post graduate work with San Diego State University.

Ms. Stephenson strongly believes that "all children can learn, but all children learn differently". She not only addresses her students' academic needs but their emotional, social, and physical needs as well. She encourages her students to take risks, look at mistakes as part of the learning process and to celebrate their successes.

2010 winner Clover Stephenson
Clover Stephenson Literacy Support Specialist Teacher
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