Austrian-American educator and author
Our starting faculty consists of just one teacher, Stephen Wilkins, who has been in education since 1991, three years as a fourth grade teacher, and twelve more as a principal.
Steve double-majored in business management and computer science in college. In his senior year he started tutoring Intro to Computer Science students who were under the instruction of an ineffective but very demanding professor. His little business grew very quickly from one friend desperately needing help to a classroom full of students seeking help. Two things happened at that time that convinced him he needed to become a teacher: one, the joy of seeing the light go in his friends’ eyes, and two, those same friends insisting that he change his major to teaching. He had other things he wanted to do after graduation, but he knew he would eventually go back and pick up a fifth-year teaching certificate from the state of California. Eventually he also returned for a Master’s degree in education. The vast majority of his education, though, has been self-taught. He has read voraciously and broadly, since he was young.
Steve has been married for thirty-five years to Cindy Wilkins. He is father to two grown daughters and has two, soon to be three, grandchildren. The Wilkins have been members of Christ Church Presbyterian in Mount Pleasant for over seven years.