Ann Palmer Stephenson - has worked with young people in a variety of capacities for the past 20 years.
Having earned her B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology, she went on to receive her Master's degree in Clinical Counseling from Lesley College, Cambridge, MA.
also studied at the University of Utah, and UNLV
, earning a certification in Functional Family Therapy theory and practice.
A painter, poet, master gardener and musician, she has worked as a counselor, freelance illustrator and landscape designer.
passion for learning and commitment to working with youth to her
role as Adolescent Guide.
A life-long interest in the teaching profession crystallized when she
was introduced to Montessori
Educational Philosophy in 2004. (Ann completed her
Montessori training in Adolescent Studies two years ago through the NAMTA program at Hiram College
, outside Cleveland, Ohio.) She
has lived in the Ithaca area since 1993 and shares her
life with her
6 year old daughter, Eleanor, and a never-ending variety of 4 legged creatures.