Happening at SteppingStone

Educator Advisory Board

2022-2023 Educator Advisory Board

Ben Carpenter South High School

Heather Klug Park Center High School

Jack Schlukebier Central High School, retired

Jill Tammen Hudson High School, retired

Kate Schilling Teacher & Designer

Marcia Aubineau University of St. Thomas, retired

Tanya Sponholz Prescott High School

Theodore Fabel South High School

Lanka Liyanapathiranage Educator 

Barbara Hynes-Tomczyk Educator and Freelance Director

Adam Arnold MA, LMFT, LADC- Mental Health Professional

Join the Educator Advisory Board

Park Square and SteppingStone Theatres are searching for educators to serve on our advisory boardBoard members serve as advisors in helping our education team best serve schools and other youth-centered organizations. As Park Square Theatre and SteppingStone Theatre merge, we are looking to add diversity within our board including teachers who teach a variety of subject areas, a variety of grades and age levels, and those educators who may have specific skill sets (special education, technology etc.) who will bring varied perspectives to our board. The time commitment for this activity is 3-5 hours during the school year and 10-30 hours in the summer depending on what volunteer opportunities are accepted.

The responsibilities of board members vary as they choose to apply their skills:
1. Board members may serve on our Educator Night Out Planning committee.
2. Board members may serve on one of our study guide committees for the education season.
3. All board members are asked to share theatre events with friends and colleagues and help “spread the word” as to events for educators at the theatre.
4. All board members are asked to advise through surveys, email communication, and through four quarterly Zoom or in-person meetings per year.


Interest Form


Please contact Amanda Hestwood, School and Community Program Manager, with any questions! amanda@steppingstonetheatre.org︱ (651) 895-2205

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

At SteppingStone, we are committed to access and inclusion for all people. We stand firmly in opposition to racism, and our programs challenge our young artists, staff, and Board of Directors to foster inclusion and seek equity for all, including Black people, Indigenous peoples, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people of all economic backgrounds, people of all religions, and people with disabilities. SteppingStone collaborates with families to meet students’ needs, whether they are social, academic, developmental, or physical.

We Believe

Young people are artists, makers, and doers. They need to belong and to contribute to their world. When young people make art together, they change themselves and the world around them for the better.

We Do

SteppingStone ignites belonging, generosity, mastery, self-advocacy, and inspiration by creating art with young people to share with the world.