At age eight Stephenie developed a life-long interest in teaching others. She spent most of her career as a student volunteering for any education-related activity. After she received her degree in Elementary Education and Spanish, she taught English as a Second Language and Kindergarten in a public school for six years. Stephenie and her husband, Ben, adopted their two children from Kolkata, India, in 2000 and 2004. Stephenie came home to raise and home-educate them. They use an eclectic mix of materials and approaches, with a strong emphasis on Charlotte Mason. Stephenie created and writes for Crestview Heights Academy Homeschool Curriculum, a company dedicated to creating high-interest, hands-on activities for active learners. She currently serves as Assistant Print Editor for Home Educating Family Magazine.