Stephanie Paez is the 7th grade English and History Teacher of ECMS – Inglewood. Stephanie’s key areas of expertise or responsibilities in this role include working with students in communities of color, teaching English language learners, and students with mild-moderate learning disabilities. Previously, she has worked in education for 6 years and has experience with elementary and middle school students.
Stephanie is at ECS because she is drawn to the emphasis of the school’s mission in being eco-friendly and teaching students critical thinking skills that they apply to real-world experiences. She shares the vision of utilizing restorative justice practices and being a culturally responsive teacher in order to fully support a positive learning environment for all students.
Stephanie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Social Interactions with a minor in Special Education from San Jose State University. She earned her Multiple Subject teaching credential at California State University Los Angeles.
As a Inglewood native, Stephanie truly relates to her students since she is now serving the community she grew up in. Her favorite sport is baseball and her favorite teams are the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees. She enjoys spending her free time traveling and trying new foods. Her favorite book is La Linea by Anne Jaramillo since she is a proud product of Mexican immigrant parents. One of her favorite quotes is, “For me, education was power.” by Michelle Obama.