One of Steffanie Schreiber’s biggest adventures was moving her family of five to Durango from North Texas in summer 2016. Now she’s embarked on a new adventure—helping to build The Juniper School into La Plata County’s top performing school.
Mrs. Schreiber has dedicated her career to improving children’s educational experience by mentoring and encouraging teachers and educating students in a loving, academically-challenging environment.
“It’s a teacher’s role to teach children to think critically and to problem solve, along with tap into each child’s potential so they feel loved and accepted,” she says. “I enjoy creating opportunities for children to thrive and providing a stable, consistent loving place for them to learn and build character.”
Mrs. Schreiber has educated children of all ages, from preschoolers to high school students. Most recently, she acted as the Student Support Specialist at St. Columba School in Durango where she assessed students in kindergarten through 8th grade on their reading fluency and comprehension and provided appropriate and varied interventions.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Texas Christian University (TCU), and a Master’s degree in Secondary Education, also from TCU.
For Mrs. Schreiber, the most fulfilling part of being an educator is when a child realizes she/he can do something that seemed impossible. “I like teaching children that they can do difficult things—things they thought they couldn’t do,” she says.
Mrs. Schreiber believes parents can help their children excel in school by communicating with teachers and administrators and trusting that your child’s teacher has his/her best interests at heart.
“Have faith that we are advocating for, encouraging, and trying our best for every child in our care,” she says.