The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

Stephanie McLean

Kindergarten Teacher

Stephanie’s kindergarten room at Pathfinder is chock-full of color, activity, and books, with a place for everyone and huge windows out to the forest outside. Stephanie joined Pathfinder in 2007 and immediately set about fostering relationships between her children’s experience of the twenty-two-acre campus and their active experiences in the classroom. Prior to joining Pathfinder, Stephanie fit a wide range of experience in as short time, teaching reading at writing at the elementary and junior high level for Traverse City Public Schools, with a focus upon students with special needs. She lives in Traverse City with her husband, Eric, and her three daughters: Mady and Avery, Pathfinder alumnae, and Lucille, current Pathfinder Student.


Education and Credentials

BA in Education with a major in Special Education-Learning Disabilities from MSU
Certification- Elementary Education K-5  All Subjects
Graduate coursework, Reading and Literacy, CMU
Orton -Gillingham Certification, Institute for MultiSensory Education


Email: smclean@thepathfinderschool.org