Stephen is a dedicated and enthusiastic education professional with a passion in utilizing student interest so they can reach their fullest potential. With 12 years of experience working in New York City and Oakland California, he holds an Education Specialist credential and received a Master of Science in Education from the City University of New York. Stephen strives to build positive relationships with students in order to help a child feel good about navigating the real world and finding success in school. Stephen moved to the Santa Cruz area with his wife and new born son in 2015. He enjoys mountain biking, playing drums and long walks with his family and two dogs.