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Stephen Lester

Stephen Lester

Stephen Lester is a middle school learning support English and language arts teacher at North Carolina Connections Academy. He earned his degree as an intervention specialist from Ohio University and has been teaching since 2005. In 2017, Mr. Lester joined the Connections Academy family.

When asked why he became a teacher, Mr. Lester said, “I thought that teaching was the best place to use my gifts to help others. I believe online education is going to be the main method of education in the future, and Connections Academy prepares students for that. The benefit of teaching online is that I get to have deeper conversations with students throughout the week, and I have the flexibility to get things done. This school community is so special because it brings many cultures of North Carolina into an environment that helps ease anxiety of its members.”

I believe online education is going to be the main method of education in the future, and Connections Academy prepares students for that.
— Mr. Lester