Stephanie Schmidt earned an Associate of Science at Snow College and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (Social Studies Composite) at Utah State University. She served on the Board of Directors for the National Student Association of Community Colleges. In this role, she was an advocate for higher education and lobbied for support from U.S. senators and representatives in Washington, D.C. She taught history and geography at Box Elder Junior High and at a treatment center called Lifeline for Teens. She worked with students struggling with difficulties including behavioral disorders, drug involvement, and eating disorders. Education is her passion and she believes there are few things more rewarding than empowering young people to thrive! She has served on Early Light Academy’s Board of Directors since 2013 and has been the Board chair since 2015. She is currently serving on the Utah Association for Public Charter Schools’ Board of Directors.
She thrills as spring rolls around and she is able to spend time getting her hands in soil at a family business, Schmidt’s Farm & Greenhouse. Her family works in the fall on the farm selling produce at farmer’s markets. Steph always has a pile of books on her nightstand and loves recommendations for great reads. Traveling and being in the great outdoors (hiking, biking, camping, gardening, etc.) with her husband and kids is her favorite way to spend a day.