Ms. Stephenson holds a Masters of Music Education with an additional Certification in Kodály Pedagogy from Texas State University , San Marcos . She graduated as Summa Cum Laude in August 2006 with a 4.0. (Congratulations, Ms. Stephenson!) She also holds an Education Degree with a specialization in Music from U.T.S.A. and graduated as Valedictorian from the same in 1994. In the summer of 2007, Ms. Stephenson began her certification process in World Music Drumming and completed it in the Summer of 2009. Congratulations again!.

Ms. Stephenson has taught since 1994, in NEISD since 1997, and at Stahl since 2000. In 2004-2005, Ms. Stephenson was voted Stahl's Teacher of the Year, a fact for which she is most appreciative and proud. In 2005-2006, Ms. Stephenson was selected for inclusion in the 10th Edition of Who's Who Among America 's Teachers. This means a great deal to her because there is no greater reward for a teacher than to be valued by students.

Ms. Stephenson loves community theatre and participates in at least two shows a year. She also performs around San Antonio with various ensembles. One such performance was with Musical Bridges, a December concert held at the San Fernando Cathedral. Ms. Stephenson has a husband and a little girl, both of whom she loves very much. She also has two fuzzy cats named Mika and Quota.

At Congregation Israel of San Antonio, Kimi serves as our alto soloist.