Gabrielle Palermo graduated from Mars Area High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh, completing her undergrad in Criminology. She continued her education to receive her Masters in the Art of Teaching. After completing her Masters, she became a Behavior Specialist Consultant for several wraparound companies. In 2013, she completed all her trainings and clinical hours to become a State Licensed Behavior Specialist. Through visiting multiple daycares and schools, she has observed a huge deficiency in a student’s ability to problem solve and process information. After seeing the need for schools to be more hands on she co-founded STEMsteps in 2015.
Emily grew up in Erie, PA and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Pennsylvania State University. She then went on to receive her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and dual certification in Special Education and Early Childhood Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been teaching for ten years and has worked with a variety of students from all abilities and backgrounds. Emily is dedicated to instilling a love of learning and curiosity in her students and has been the Pre-K teacher with STEMsteps for three years. She loves being outside and spending time with her husband, three girls, and can't wait to meet their baby due in May.
Caroline received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University and has over fifteen years of teaching experience. She has taught a variety of age levels, ranging from preschool children to adults. However, educating the “little learners” is truly her passion. Caroline married her high school sweetheart and currently resides in Cranberry Township with her three children. She enjoys reading, traveling, and trying new recipes. She is dedicated to providing a warm and welcoming environment in the classroom and is eager to help instill the love of learning through exploration and discovery.
Tammy originally hails from Cleveland, Ohio. She earned a bachelor of arts in English Literature from The Ohio State University and her Elementary Education degree from John Carroll University. She has over 20 years of experience teaching children from Pre-K through 8th grade. Tammy and her husband recently moved to Gibsonia and are gladly taking restaurant and walking path recommendations. She loves reading and spending time with her cat, Vincent, her niece and nephew and her husband. She is looking forward to becoming a part of the STEMsteps family and getting to know the children and their families.