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Mrs. Dawn Stephen


This will be my 19th year teaching, my 2nd year at FAVE, and my thierd year in the City Schools of Decatur! Prior, I spent 14 years at Drew Charter School in Atlanta, many of those teaching 3rd and 4th grade. In addition to general education teaching, I have experience as a Reading Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Gifted Teacher, Literacy Coach, Project Based Learning Teacher, and so much more. I have a love for teaching and learning, and dearly enjoy the daily journey with children. 

I grew up outside of Chicago in a small town called Lake in the Hills. My sweet parents, Don and Marcy, still live there, so I visit often. I live in East Lake with my husband, David, and my daughter, June. June is in 5th grade at FAVE! I like to run (most days), read, sleep (I go to bed early), listen to music, and have fun!