“I joined Banksia in 1994 and still enjoy working in this beautiful environment. I am a mother of 2 and now a grandmother to Jesse and Charlotte. Teaching is a fulfillment of my hearts’ desires and I found it more rewarding working in the Montessori environment. Maria Montessori said ‘the young mind is like a little sponge. It literally absorbs information from the environment.’ This is how learning should be. It is important that we provide a rich environment.”
Mrs Stephen holds a Diploma in Education (Junior Primary) and a Diploma in Montessori Education (Early Years 3 – 6) and has been the Directress of Banksia Montessori School for 23 years. In 2017 she handed the rains to Fleur Van Butzelaar and will continue at Banksia Montessori as the Friday Teacher.