An Old Bonhomme Elementary School second-grade teacher has her sights set on building future leaders. So, it was no surprise that Stephanie Chapie received the April 2014 Excellence in Education Award.
Stephanie taught sixth grade in the Hazelwood School District before she joined the Ladue School District in 2002. She captivated the minds of fourth and fifth-graders at Old Bonhomme Elementary School before settling in as a second-grade teacher.
Old Bonhomme Elementary School Principal Cheryl Kirchgessner called Stephanie’s commitment “outstanding and a wonderful example of the exceptional teaching staff in the Ladue School District.”
Stephanie works with English Language Learners and students needing special academic or behavioral support. Plus, she has done extensive research to identify social-emotional-behavioral supports for students. Stephanie’s classroom has been used to conduct research-based pilots. She was also instrumental in helping Old Bonhomme put in place comprehensive universal supports for all students and developing Old Bonhomme’s Response to Intervention Model for Behavior Supports.
Stephanie has been married to Joe Chapie for 13 years. They are the proud parents of one son, 9 year-old Ethan, who attends Old Bonhomme Elementary School right along with his mom!
Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State, and she is currently working on her Master’s in Special Education with an emphasis in Positive Behavioral Supports through Webster University.