Stephanie Herling is a Resource Specialist for STAR NET Region IV. Prior to STAR NET Stephanie spent time as a preschool teacher in North Carolina and a later became a trainer with Children’s Home + Aid here in Illinois. Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies and a minor in Sociology. Stephanie is currently serving as the President of Illinois Association of the Education of Young Children (Illinois AEYC). Stephanie is also member of many state driven initiatives and continually holds professional memberships in Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Division for Early Childhood (DEC), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and TASH.