About Stefanie Elwood
As a farm girl, Stefanie Elwood started her educational journey in a one-room country school house. She attended city public schooling after a family move and, growing increasingly restless in high school, ultimately graduated as a junior in order to head off to college with a vague understanding of the future.
Feeling uninspired, she left school and created other adventures as a ballroom dance instructor, a bartender, a stained glass artisan and business owner, a wife and a mom. As her only child grew close to his high school years, she returned to college, acquired a BA, an MA, teacher credentials and started teaching during his senior year.
Over the years, she has taught reading and every grade level of high school English, as well as honors and AP courses. At the college level, she has taught Freshman Composition, Critical Thinking and Literary Analysis. She presents instructional practices at teacher workshops and has been published in educational journals.
Through all of the various incarnations of her life, Stefanie is living proof that people do not have to follow a single or even a particular path to attain educational and professional success.