About Mrs. DiPaolo

     My name is Stephanie DiPaolo and this will be my twelth year teaching fourth grade at Conrad Fischer Elementary. I was born and raised on the east coast living in both Virginia and Maryland. I received my BA degree and certificate to teach from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1991. Shortly thereafter, I married my husband Tony and moved to the Chicagoland area.  Tony and I have been blessed with two children, Marisa and Anthony. In the fall of 2018, Anthony will be a sophomore at Elmhurst College studying Physics and Music Composition.  Marisa will begin working in Public Health and working towards her Masters Degree in Public Health. Of all the things my family and I like to do together, I must say music is on the top of our list. We love listening to, going to, and singing, various musicals! Next on my list to go and see is WICKED! We also love to read, hang out with our dog Chance, and our cats Patti & Timmy. We also love to play games and watch movies!

 

     Before beginning my teaching career at Conrad Fischer, I was fortunate enough to be able to stay home with Anthony and Marisa through most of their grade school years. Once Marisa started Kindergarten, I worked as a substitute teacher while also working at home with a children's book publisher, Usborne Books.  While I enjoyed both of those positions, it soon became clear to me that teaching was my passion and in 2007 I made the decision to teach full time.  In the summer of 2012, I completed my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an endorsement in ESL (English as a Second Language).  This year I hope to complete my National Board Teacher Certification.  


     I love working with a diverse student population who keep me challenged and who remind me each day that we all have a lot to learn from one another. Conrad Fischer is a special place to work as both the students and staff continually work together to build a community that cares for and respects one another. In my classroom, I promote an environment that is safe, respectful, and caring so that I may meet the needs of all learners. It is important to me that your child feels successful in our classroom and that they are a part of our school and classroom community. I feel very blessed to be able to work each day with the amazing students and staff at Conrad Fischer Elementary!  Please feel free to contact me anytime you have a question or concern. My phone number at school is 630-832-8601 ext. 4109, but the best way to reach me is by email at sdipaolo@elmhurst205.org.  I am looking forward to another exciting year in fourth grade!