Phone: 626-396-5600 ext. 82184


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Ms. Janus Stechel

Ms. Stechel began her teaching career as a long-term substitute teacher in the late 80s.  She then taught English at Eliot for several years but left for a while to raise her children.  She returned to Eliot but eventually moved to John Muir in 2012.  Ms. Stechel earned her AA at Mt. San Antonio Junior College, her BA at UCSB, and her Teaching Certificate at CSULA.  Ms. Stechel enjoys gardening, hiking, plays, reading, yoga, family and pets.  One of her favorite hobbies is creating mosaic art pieces on walls and doors.   One of her happiest accomplishments is when she gets an "ah-ha" from a student who has connected to something she's taught.  She loves everything about Muir including the students, staff, and administration whose support and care always makes her feel she has a home.