Our 'Fabulous Five' Values
Stepstone Academy‘s school culture ensures that all children are safe, cared for and focused on learning all day, every day. Our school offers a unique integration of an aspirational, “no-excuses” school culture with a wide array of learning support services to bridge the educational achievement gap and provide a solid foundation for future educational and career success. Using proven educational and curricular methodologies, as well as research-based social emotional curriculum, Stepstone Academy emphasizes academic and behavioral expectations that promote a sense of worth, ambition, personal responsibility, civic engagement and a “no excuses” attitude. Curricular alignment with state standards for performance and assessments ensures rigor and accountability.
The school’s unique and integrated model for education emphasizes an active role for parents and the larger community in the teaching and learning process. Supporting our community of learning is a highly qualified and dedicated faculty, staff and Board of Directors, as well as our community partners.
Stepstone Academy is more than just a school. We believe it is important to build a supportive learning environment. The school has identified a group of people whose roles are defined by the form of their participation, interactions and relationships within the school. Our Community of Learning includes all who engage with Stepstone Academy, like parents and scholars, and is led by our staff and board of directors.
Director of Operations
Dean of Academics
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors at Stepstone Academy is a diverse, passionate group of committed citizens who have dedicated their experience and credibility to this project. Board members include community leaders and organizers, business leaders and members of the local education community. Board members are selected based upon clarity of vision, relevant skills and expertise and a deep commitment to educational excellence. They are responsible for the oversight and governance of the school.
Ellen Burts-Cooper, Ph.D., MBA
Rev. Thomas Carlson
Jeff Thompson, Chair