Stephanie Colker was born and raised in London, England in a French/American bilingual family. She earned her BA in French Literature from Lake Forest College, IL and started her career in Paris, France where she taught English as a Second Language Instructor. She moved back to London in 2008 to pursue a career in Montessori education. She obtained her Montessori Teacher Qualification and after two years as a classroom teacher, teaching in a mixed-age environment, she became Head of School for the Maria Montessori School in Hampstead.
Ms. Colker moved to Berkeley, CA in 2014. She spent the last seven years at Black Pine Circle School as the Head Teacher in both 2nd and 5th grade. She successfully managed complex student learning and performance experiences, including student written musical performances, cooperative presentation tasks, student created podcasts, and large holiday events. Some of these events were brand-new, and were co-created by Ms. Colker and her students.
She is thrilled to join the EB community and is inspired by the school’s passion to support the social and emotional journey of each individual student. She is an avid proponent of outdoor adventures and enjoys exploring nature, dancing, comedy and live music.