Stephanie has spent most of her life in Springfield, Missouri. A graduate of Missouri State University and Missouri University with a degree in speech pathology and a certificate in education, she spent 31 years teaching third- and fourth-graders. Now retired, Stephanie spends her spare time teaching Zumba (ReFit) classes and is involved in her church. She enjoys knitting and walking her two dogs. Stephanie loves spending time with her family, including her son, daughter, and grandchild.