Project Coach, Resilience and Learning
Becky Stern comes to the Resilience & Learning Project with 30 years of experience working in schools. Having grown up in a family of teachers, Becky started her career as a high school English teacher in her home state of New Jersey, and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill shortly after moving to North Carolina in 2000. Along the way, she has been a school-based interventionist on several projects while working for Duke University’s Center for Child and Family Policy. These projects included developing and implementing curricula devoted to violence prevention, alcohol and tobacco use prevention, high school dropout prevention, and most recently on social and emotional learning in preschool classrooms. Becky joined the Forum in 2019 and feels like her entire career has been preparation for this work of helping to create schools where all students feel safe, heard, seen, and valued for who they are. She lives in Carrboro with her husband Michael and two sons, Caleb and Archer.