Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Stephanie Venturini


Hi! My name is Stephanie Venturini (Ms. V)! I am so excited to be your child’s new 5th grade teacher this school year! This will be my 13th year as an educator, 5th year at IDES! I believe in creating a classroom environment where we support and build each other up to be our very best! To help each child find their genius and become a leader in our classroom, school and community!


I grew up in Barryville, NY, which is a very small town (population: approximately 2,490) nestled in Sullivan County, NY (about 2 hours north of NYC). I am the oldest of 4 children. I have 2 brothers and 1 sister. In High School I participated in cross-country, basketball, soccer, cheerleading, and softball. I graduated High School in 2003 from Eldred Central School (my graduating class was only 52 people!).


In the spring of 2005 I graduated from Sullivan County Community College with an A.A. degree in Early Childhood Education. I was a student athlete while attending there and played basketball and softball for the Generals! I continued my education at Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY. In December of 2007 I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Childhood Education 1-6 and Students with Disabilities 1-6. I am currently working on my Masters of Arts Degree in Education/Curriculum and Instruction.


I began my career teaching in the fall of 2008 at the Center for Discovery in New York. I spent five years there working with students (ages 5-16) who were diagnosed with severe autism.  In August of 2013, I moved to South Carolina where I began my teaching career at Joseph W. Grier Academy as the K-3 exceptional children’s teacher. In January of 2016 I was blessed with the opportunity to move to a 4th grade literacy position. I have also been a Girls on the Run Coach for the past 5 years!


My family consists of my husband Michael, our three children; Zenian is 11, and is going into 6th grade this year, Zarion is 10, and going into 5th grade, and Nevaeh is 8, and going into 3rd grade, they all have attended/attend IDES as well! We also have three dogs (Max, Stella and Scrappy) and two cats (Mickey and Jack).


  • Color: Teal & Purple
  • Season: Fall
  • Sport: Football
  • Drink: Diet Pepsi & Coffee
  • Flower: Sunflowers
  • Dessert: Ice Cream
  • Place: Ocean
  • Hobby: Crocheting & Reading
  • Movie: Anything with Sandra Bullock
  • Store: Target & TJ Maxx