Advisory Council Member
Maureen Stephen is an alumni representative on the Governor’s STEM Scholars Advisory Board. Ms. Stephen is a high school mathematics teacher in her fifth year of teaching. She has worked in the Westfield and Manville School Districts.
Her educational philosophy is that she is a dedicated, and goal-oriented individual who has a passion for teaching and expertise aligned to state content standards while keeping the whole student in mind. Strategizes and plans units with colleagues to ensure effectiveness of lessons, while differentiating to meet the needs of all learners. Adept at incorporating technology into lessons to enhance discovery of core concepts and emphasizes twenty first century learning skills. Maintaining professionalism and a rapport with the students is a must. Ms. Stephen is also very focused on making mathematics accessible to all learners so that they can see the value it has in real world applications and to future careers. She believes ANYONE can learn mathematics.
Ms. Stephen graduated with her Bachelor’s in Science, Technology and Mathematics in 2015 and a Master’s in Instruction and Curriculum in 2016 from the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics from Kean University. She also completed her Master’s +30 credits, as well as has a post baccalaureate certificate in Holocaust and Diversity Studies.
Ms. Stephen is a graduate of the Governor's NJ STEM Scholars in 2016 and is excited to serve on the advisory council to help future students see the value in STEM and what opportunities this program and state has to offer them.