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

My name is Mrs. Stephanie Close. 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 was 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 9 years old and Andrew who is 4 years old. We also have a dog named Shea who is 14 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 17th year teaching and my 11th year in Region 10.  I am honored to be working at Har-Bur Middle School teaching 5th grade on the Humanities team. I am really looking forward to sharing my love of learning with the kids and helping them make a smooth and happy transition into middle school. I can already tell that it is going to be an fantastic year!!

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