Stephanie Ngom is originally from Whitefish, Montana. She studied at the University of Montana for her undergraduate degree in French and Teaching ESL. The year after graduation she lived in Senegal, West Africa where she taught ESL at the University of Saint-Louis, Gaston-Berger. She then went to graduate school in Champaign-Urbana at the University of Illinois where she earned two master’s degrees: one in Teaching ESL and the other in African Studies. Stephanie is fluent in French and Wolof (the 1st national language in Senegal) and she has studied Spanish and Arabic.
Stephanie then moved to Bellingham, Washington with her family. She took some time off to raise her two daughters and also worked in the real estate business as an office manager for 3 years. Stephanie and her family moved to Senegal again for a year in 2008. She taught ESL to graduate students at the University of Saint-Louis, Gaston-Berger. Upon return, she moved to Boston where her husband became a professor at Boston University.
Stephanie worked in ESL programs in public schools in Boston and Brookline in 2009 and then began teaching at CELOP in 2010. She has been working with other teachers at CELOP on almost every concentration and level that CELOP has to offer. She has been working on project-based learning in the classroom with projects such as “The Interview Project”. She also teaches the iBT TOEFL class and has been helping students prepare for this challenging, yet crucial exam.
In her free time, Stephanie enjoys the outdoors with her family. They love to go bike riding, running, hiking, rollerblading, ice-skating, sledding, etc. She also loves to read books and do photography.