Meet Our

Preschool Staff

At Step Forward Therapy, our preschool staff members are dedicated to creating a nurturing and stimulating environment where young learners can thrive. Led by our experienced preschool teacher, our team is committed to fostering a love for learning, social development, and school readiness in every child who walks through our doors.

Stacey E.

Stacey E.

Preschool Teacher

Meet Stacey, a passionate member of the Step Forward Therapy team. Stacey’s journey into working with special needs children began as she raised her own family. With a BA in Communications from Eastern Illinois University, Stacey spent 13 fulfilling years as a stay-at-home mom.

Her personal experience with her eldest son, who has Autism, inspired her to join Step Forward Therapy as a Preschool Teacher. It was here that her son received occupational therapy for many years, igniting Stacey’s dedication to supporting children with special needs. She finds joy in interacting with her students, witnessing their growth, learning, and resilience in facing challenges.

Outside of work, Stacey is happily married and a proud parent to two sons and a daughter. During her leisure time, she indulges in true crime shows and cherishes moments spent with her family.

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Client Testimonials

At Step Forward Therapy, we take great pride in the positive impact our team has on the lives of our clients and their families. Here’s what some of our clients have to say about their experience with our staff:

Our daughter has worked with OT’s, PT’s, and SLP’s and the progress she has made during the two years we have been with them is tremendous! From the scheduling and billing staff to the owner to the therapists, they are all friendly, detail-oriented, kind beyond belief, awesome with kids, and phenomenal therapists!!

Emily R.

worked with OTs, PTs, & SLPs

Step Forward Therapy is a wonderful place for pediatric therapy support. The therapists are kind and energetic, and the administrative staff is prompt and helpful. Have to give a shout out to Ms. Claire! She is a super talented OT and my son grew so much thanks to her.

Amy W.

worked with OTs