Located in Pewaukee, WI
Hello! My name is Miriam Stevanovic. Thank you for the immense privilege of joining you all at CELA and may God bless our time together as we learn and grow! I was born in Sun Prairie, WI, and after several moves around the state, now live in Menomonee Falls. I am a Hartford Union High School and Macalester College (St. Paul, MN) graduate. My degrees are in Biology and Educational Studies.
When I was younger, I was a deeply imaginative and inquisitive kid. I asked a LOT of questions trying to figure out how things worked. That desire to learn and grow took root in my love for science when I could begin to understand how everything was put together, inside and out!
I continued my inquisitive ways in high school through a Biomedical Engineering course, which was part of the Project Lead The Way program offered by Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). However, my love of science took me outdoors! I loved leading Outdoor Environmental Education in college and working for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a Naturalist after I graduated.
Additionally, my foundation for teaching came from spending my summers working at a non-denominational Christian camp in Rhinelander, WI.
I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have a strong Christian community which has helped me develop biblical literacy and an understanding of Scripture, better equipping me to “dig into” Scripture. This has helped me to understand God and God’s will in our lives. Through that work and community, I saw my faith strengthen my love of science. It also helped me come to better know the nature and imagination of our Creator God.
I pray that there will never be a dull day in my classroom as we, in the words of Ms. Frizzle, ask questions, make mistakes, and get messy learning about our world! Personally, I enjoy spending time outside, reading fiction novels/articles, catching up with close friends over tabletop roleplaying games, creating color-specific playlists, and cooking with my grandparents.