Stephanie Messick

Stephanie Messick

5th Grade ELA & SS Teacher

My Bio

Hello! My name is Stephanie Messick and I am very excited to be teaching 5th grade Reading and Social Studies here at San Tan Charter. Even though this year will be my first year at San Tan, I have been working with kids for twenty years. I started out in a before and after school care and preschool. Over the past ten years I have worked in Special Education in Texas and when we relocated here to Arizona during the COVID pandemic I chose to Home School our son for two years while I taught at the home school co-op. During that time, I went back to college to pursue my Masters in Education.  This year we decided it was time to get back to the classroom with our friends and peers.

I went to college while my husband was active duty in the Marine Corp and obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Photography and Art Education. I currently hold a certificate for 7-12 CTE Photography and working on my Elementary Certification for Kindergarten through sixth grade. I love working in small groups and watching all my students achieve their goals throughout the year. I absolutely love incorporating art into anything I can to keep my students engaged and learning in a creative environment.

My husband and I have been married for 24 years and a mom of an awesome 13-year-old boy. In my spare time I am always playing basketball or screaming and cheering at games or cooking.

I am really excited to meet my new students this year and create memories of a lifetime.

Birthday: November 15th

A Few of My Favorite Things...

Color(s): Black, Blue

Flower(s): Stargazer Lilly

Healthy Snack(s): cheese and crackers

“Junk Food” Treat(s):  100 grand bars, salted caramel dark chocolate

Drink(s): Dr. Pepper, Iced Shakened Espresso

Scent(s)/Essential Oil(s): any baked good smell or holiday scented


Sit-Down Restaurant(s): Olive Garden

Fast Food Restaurant(s): Panda Express

Place(s) to Receive a Gift Card: Amazon, Starbucks, Hobby Lobby & Kirklands

Most used school/office supply: Pencils and Erasers

What I would really like is:


Hobbies: Photography, hiking and cooking