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Special education educator

Sunny Courington Stephens, American special education educator. Certified secondary teacher, special education teacher, supervisor, bilingual teacher, early childhood teacher. Named Outstanding Professional National Spina Bifida Association, 1986, Texas Professor of Year Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 1987, Estee Lauder Knowing Woman, 1988.

Background

Stephens, Sunny Courington was born on March 13, 1943 in Abilene, Texas, United States. Daughter of Samuel Delmar and Delta Ree (Kniffen) Courington.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Abilene Christian University, 1965. Postgraduate, University Texas, 1972. Master of Education, Our Lady of the Lake College, San Antonio, 1977.

Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Woman's University, 1983.

Career

Teacher Poteet (Texas) Indiana School District, 1965-1971, San Antonio Indiana School District, 1971-1979, South San Antonio Indiana School District, 1979-1980, director special education, since 1991. Professor Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, 1978-1993. Consultant Advocacy, Inc., Austin, Texas, since 1981, Easter Seal Rehabilitation, San Antonio, since 1978, Children's Hospital, San Antonio, since 1978, School district, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, since 1978.

Achievements

  • Certified secondary teacher, special education teacher, supervisor, bilingual teacher, early childhood teacher.

Membership

Member Texas Council Exceptional Children (president 1980-1981), Texas Spina Bifida Association (board directors 1983-1993).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Quilting, barbershop quartet singing.

Connections

Married Kenneth Edward Stephens, April 6, 1967. 1 child, Lane Bradley.

father:
Samuel Delmar Courington

mother:
Delta Ree (Kniffen) Courington

spouse:
Kenneth Edward Stephens

child:
Lane Bradley Stephens