English Department

Phone: 719-494-8800 ext 2263


Degrees and Certifications:

-Bachelor of Arts in Accounting (Jacksonville State University) -Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs)

Mrs. Stephanie Schell

"A reader lives a thousand years before he dies...the man who never reads lives only one." -George R. R. Martin


This is my 8th year at Vista Ridge. For the 2020-2021 school year, I will be teaching English 4 (Condensed), Tech Writing and AP Lang.  I am a total book nerd and always looking for new books to read.  My greatest joy is when a student finds the genre of book that they love reading.  My husband and I travel regularly and the word "wanderlust" perfectly describes me.  

In my free time, I am usually trying to explore new places.  My wanderlust has been constricted during COVID, but I have still found ways to explore.  I am usually hiking, camping (in a camper), reading books, or finding new ways to update our home.  My husband was in the Army for 24 years and we have moved 18 times in our 29 years of marriage.  I have two sons, 29 and 25.  Our oldest son got married in February (when the world was different!) and we finally now have another girl in our family.  He and his wife are RN's in a children's PICU unit in South Carolina.  Our youngest son is the Internet Sales Manager and Loyalty Manager for a local car dealer.  So we have a wide variety of experiences that I love to talk about with students and bring into the classroom.


To access my AP Lang Daily Slides, which include the agenda and HW for each day, please use this link:




For English 4 Condensed, please use this link for current announcements.  This course is an Edgenuity course and is self-paced.