Mrs. Stephanie Cespedes

Phone: 520-459-8892


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Mrs. Stephanie Cespedes

My name is Stephanie Cespedes and I’m very excited to be your 7th grade social studies teacher this year!  This is my 3rd year at Colonel Smith Middle School and 5th year teaching.  Before coming to CSMS, I taught high school world history, psychology & sociology and 7th & 8th grade social studies. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education and my Master’s degree in Teaching and Teacher Education in 2012 from the University of Arizona.

I was born on Fort Huachuca and as an Army brat actually attended Smith!  Growing up I lived in Arizona, Hawaii, Georgia and Illinois.  After graduate school, I lived in Quebec, Canada and spent the year before last in Toulouse, France.

When I’m not in the classroom or traveling, I enjoy cooking, baking, going to the gym, hiking, yoga, reading, watching movies and documentaries.

Parents, if you would like to contact me, email works best, but you may also leave a message with the office and I will call you back at the end of the school day or the next morning during my prep.

I’m looking forward to a wonderful year together!


"To study history is not to amass information but to use information in constructing a vivid picture of how and why men did thus and so; achieved their success and came to their failures.”  -John Dewey