ABOUT STEPHANIE

 Stephanie DaCosta: Bio

       M.Ed./ Education; M.Ed./Early Childhood Education       

 BA/BS Journalism/Biology

 

 She serves as the Community Outreach Director of Lights of the World, a not-for-profit organization, under the auspice of Bethel Deliverance International Church, Bishop Eric A. Lambert, Pastor, that provides programming for the community in the areas of Literacy and Education, Health and Wellness, Financial Responsibility, Life Skills and Family. Stephanie's prayer is to serve God and His people for His Glory, alone.  Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease, daily St John 3:29-30

Stephanie has a Master’s of Education in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Early Childhood Education. She is presently working in the field of Education as a Reading Intervention-Literacy Specialist for two prominent organizations. Stephanie is also an Adjunct Professor at Chestnut Hill College and teaches: The Psychology of Child Development, PreK-4th Assessments, The Director's Credential Courses-Supervision and the Business of Child Care, Health and Safety Methods, Scientific Methods for ECE Educators, Social Studies Across Curriculum/ECE and Creative Arts Across Curriculum. Stephanie was an Early Childhood Program Director for 14 years, moving a facility from STAR I to a STAR IV center. Stephanie has also served as the Administrator for a K-5th, Private School. Stephanie’s life is a reflection of her delight for equipping God’s people for service and working with children, families and individuals from all paths of life to be successful and sustainable; overcoming life’s challenges through the power of His Word! For ten years, Stephanie worked for the Freedom Valley YMCA as an Administer to the District Vice President and Senior Program Director overseeing childcare and a host of youth and family programs. Stephanie’s passion for education and working with families and children who have diverse learning styles was evident during her tenure as an elementary school teacher for the School District of Philadelphia.  Now retired from the district, Stephanie continues to invest in serving diverse communities, families and individuals through teaching, mentoring, exhorting and facilitating workshops on topics that address life’s challenges, provide practical steps for overcoming impasses and regaining focus and vision for life.