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Subjects Taught
3rd Grade Language Arts, 4th Grade Language Arts, 5th Grade Language Arts


Professional: Certified to teach Elementary Education, Kindergarten- Grade Six, and Special Education, Kindergarten-Grade Twelve. Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Crichton College. Master's degree in Special Education with emphasis in Behavior from Peabody at Vanderbilt.

Interests: Strategies to teach and improve reading, math and behavior. Reading, math and behavior interventions that use proven methods and research based, best practices.


Eleven years of teaching experience with DeSoto County Schools. Over fourteen years of teaching experience overall. Eleven years of special education teaching experience.


Background at a Glance 

Jean Stephenson 


Bachelor's Degree  in Elementary Education 1992 from Crichton College 

Taught 2nd grade in Memphis City Schools in 1992 

Substitute Teacher in Williamson County, TN for 3 years 

Master's degree in Special Education for mild/moderate disabilities with an emphasis in behavior from Peabody at Vanderbilt University in 2005 

Gained valuable experience in "best reading practices" while tutoring at the Vanderbilt Reading Clinic 

Taught 1st grade two years in Williamson County, TN (2005-2007) 

Accepted Special Education position with Desoto County in 2007 

Special Education Teacher at HLIS for 3 years (2007-2010) 

Special Education Teacher at PHES, August-October, 2010 

Moved with my class to DCES October, 2010-Present 


Research based "best practices" that give children with disabilities better learning opportunities in reading and math. 

Strategies that help children with physical and behavioral needs succeed in the school environment 


Born and raised in Desoto and Marshall County, MS 

Next to the youngest of eight girls 

Married with three children who all attended DCHS and graduated with honors.

My oldest son is planning to attend North West Mississippi Community College  for his second year on the GI bill and my daughter graduated from Blue Mountain College and is getting married! My youngest son graduated from North West Mississppi Community College this past year and plans to continue his next college experience next semester.

Likes: running and reading and watching my youngest son play tennis.  Finished St Jude Marathon in 4 hours, 45 minutes in 2012.