Dr. Steffanie Bowles has been the Coordinator of the Marygrove Special Education Program since 2003. As program coordinator she has been involved in the creation of the Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders programs. She has taught courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in the Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Educational Technology, and Teacher Certification programs while at Marygrove.
Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Bowles taught children with Learning Disabilities and Emotional Impairments in the Savannah-Chatham County Public schools in Savannah, Georgia, for ten years. In addition to her work at the College, Dr. Bowles is also involved in educational reform at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels.
She was a founder of Four Corners Montessori Academy, a public charter school located in Madison Heights, Michigan, and serves as Board President of Connecting Through the Arts & Education and Executive Director of Scuola Creativa, a Reggio-Inspired preschool located in Ferndale, Michigan. Her involvement in PK-12 education provides many opportunities for Marygrove teacher candidates to gain experience with innovative instructional approaches in the local community.