Phone: 630-551-9864


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Stephanie Townsend

I attended Illinois State University, where I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education.  I also received 3 endorsements (Language Arts, Social Science, Reading).  I participated in a year-long internship my senior year of college and had the opportunity to work in various grades in district U-46.  I taught 2nd grade, 4th grade, and 6th grade students.  My first year being hired in Oswego School District 308, I was thrilled to teach kindergartners for the first part of my day and then I taught remedial reading to students in grades K-5.  During this time, I started my first master’s degree at Olivet Nazarene University in literacy for my reading specialist’s degree.  Later, I went on to get certification to be a reading recovery teacher through National Louis University.  I received my second master’s degree in educational leadership from University of St. Francis.  

I am currently an Instructional Coach and AVID Site Coordinator working with grades K-5 and I love it!   I have the opportunity to push into classes and work with  many teachers and students each and every day.   I also have many trainings throughout the year that I take part in.  This allows me to bring many new ideas back to Southbury to help support teachers and students.  I  facilitate professional development for teachers at Southbury and the district. 

I am looking forward to another amazing year!