Teacher: Margret Stephens – ELA – 8-12
I grew up in a small town in Ontario, Canada. From a young age, I developed a passion for exploring and a curiosity about different cultures. As soon as I graduated from high school, I bought a one-way ticket to Ecuador and never looked back! Since then, I have backpacked through many different countries around the world, and I have plans to continue to travel to many more! My husband and I actually met on a plane, which is how a small-town Canadian girl ended up in Arizona. Once my travel bug was slightly tamed, I attended Carleton University and pursued a degree in Humanities, focusing mainly on religious studies. A year later, I transferred to online school (I guess that travel bug wasn’t quite tamed enough!) and continued to study a Global Development degree while traveling more. After I completed my degree, it was clear to me what I wanted to pursue next. I wanted to take my passion for travel and curiosity for the world and use it to inspire other young people to explore as well. I began substitute teaching, and now have the privilege of teaching here at TIA. It has been quite a journey, and I look forward to what the future holds!
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”- said by Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter (written by J. K. Rowling)