Meet the Coach
Welcome to Mrs. Close's Clubhouse!!!

My name is Mrs. Stephanie Close and I am the 6th Grade Writing teacher on the Garnet team. I am very excited to be joining the 6th grade team this year and can't wait to see many familiar faces from 5th grade.  I can already tell that is is going to be a fantastic year!!!

Incase you don't know me from 5th grade, let me tell you a little bit about myself!  I  was born in Washington, D.C and raised in Maryland. I attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA where I studied psychology and education. I received both my undergraduate degree and my Master’s degree in education from Lehigh. When I graduated, I moved to Orlando, FL to be near my family and loved ones. I got married in March 2004 in Orlando, Florida to my husband, James. He currently works at ESPN in finance. We relocated to Connecticut eleven years ago. We are very excited to be back in the Northeast. We have two boys... Warren who is 10 years old (starting 5th grade) and Andrew who is 5 years old (starting Kindergarten). We also have a dog named Shea who is 15 years old. She is named after the stadium where the New York Mets played baseball before Citi Field was built. We are HUGE baseball fans and the Mets are our favorite team, as you will be able to see when you enter our "Classroom Clubhouse!!"

I truly enjoy teaching and feel that it is part of who I am. I am a fifth generation teacher in my family, so I guess you could say it is “in my blood.” This will be my 18th year teaching and my 12th year in Region 10.  I am honored to be working at Har-Bur Middle School and I am really looking forward to sharing my love of learning with the kids.

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