Stephanie Starch » About


My name is Stephanie Starch (Ms. Starch). I love hiking with my dog Yoshi, painting, and teaching science. My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.
This is my first year teaching at AoA and my sixth year teaching in general. I teach 7th and 8th grade science.
I'm originally from Michigan and moved to the Bay Area about eight years ago. Before I became a teacher I worked as a graphic and web designer. While serving in the Peace Corps in The Gambia, West Africa, I fell in love with education and teaching.
I believe everyone is a scientist. We are born curious. In my class I want to foster that natural curiosity and help you investigate the world around you.
I love working at AoA because we are a strong community. Teachers and staff here at AoA support each other and love to collaborate. Students at AoA are engaged, passionate, and kind.
The best way to contact me is to email me at or click the email link above to send me a message.