Mrs. Farah Stephens
Craig High School, Room 604
Dear Students and Parents,
Allow me to introduce myself as a proud member of Craig High School's Science Department . My name is Farah Stephens and I will be instructing one section of AP Environmental Science and five sections of Honors Biology this year.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Education with a Conservation Biology minor. After several seasons working for the U.S. Forest Service within the Chugach National Forest in Alaska, I persued my formal teaching education back in Wisconsin. I attended UW-Milwaukee and recieved my Master's of Science in Curriculum and Instruction in 2012. Previously I've taught a variety of science courses at Oconomowoc High School and Eagle River High School in Alaska.
As we move forward I’d like to speak about goals and expectations for the school year. When I mention goals and expectations I do not mean only my goals and expectations – but our mutual expectations. I like to look at the learning process like it’s a contract. I commit to something and you the student or parent commit to something in return. I give you my word that I will come to school with a positive attitude and open mind. I vow to put real effort into making the learning experience engaging, integrate innovative 21st century learning skills and technology, and differentiate lessons for the diversity of learning styles in the classroom. I expect you to show up on time, with an open mind and a willingness to explore the path to knowledge in order to develop opinions to take action on issues in the future - active participation! Last but not least, mutual respect and dignity of everyone in the learning community is a must.
Hobbies abound. Outdoor recreation is my calling. Camping, hiking, canoeing, and running are on my queue. My husband and I also share a passion for gardening and raise backyard chickens for fresh eggs.
Communication is key between parents and teachers. I am available daily before and after school. Email would be the quickest way to reach me at email@example.com or locate the "Contact Information" below for other avenues. My class also has a Facebook page where assignments are posted, questions are welcome, and ideas shared.
I look forward to developing connections with you and your student. To a productive school year!