Stephanie Stephens Named "Emerging Leader"

Stephanie Stephens

 JOHNSON CITY (May 13) — Stephanie Stephens, a Master Teacher with East Tennessee State University’s Child Study Center in the Infant-Toddler Program, has been named an “Emerging Leader” by the Child Care Information and Exchange professional magazine.

Stephens came to the Child Study Center as a student worker and earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 2005, followed by a master’s degree in the field in 2008. She is now a candidate for a Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education.

Connie Rogers, assistant director of the Child Study Center, says, “I have always been impressed with Stephanie’s ability to empathize with the staff and families’ situations and her insightful thoughts concerning solutions to problems some would consider unsolvable.”

Stephens serves as co-president of the Appalachian Association for the Education of Young Children, and, along with her husband, raises her own three young children.

To learn more about the Emerging Leader program, visit

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