Caroline Stegman's primary goal as an educator is to engage her students by making learning fun and interesting. She has a passion for investing in the lives of children. Even as a little girl, she knew she wanted to be a teacher. Her experience working with children in instructional environments over the years, has only made that passion to be a teacher grow stronger. She served as a teacher’s assistant in the kindergarten class at her school for one hour per week each semester. This experience of working with children helped solidify that she wanted to be a teacher. She likes to greet her students by name, with a smile, to ensure they know she cares about each of them and their personal and academic development. She is interested in ballet as she danced with the Alabama Youth Ballet Company for many years. This has allowed her to teach ballet classes to students aged kindergarten through sixth grade. Through teaching ballet, she has learned much about classroom management in a hands-on environment. A fun fact is that she recently started learning the ukulele, but does not play very well. During her sophomore year of college, she thoroughly enjoyed helping in the three and four year-old Sunday school class at her church, Westminster Presbyterian Church. Currently, she enjoys volunteering at Westminster Christian Academy's lower campus. She is thankful for having so many opportunities and experiences to connect with young individuals and invest in their lives. Teachers can have such a positive impact on children and she feels that is her calling in life. She plans to graduate from Athens State University and is excited to make an impact in students' lives.