Meet The Team

  • Frederick Stern, Ph.D.

    Fred helped to write and create this web site. As a grandson of Catherine Stern and the son of Margaret Stern, he was taught arithmetic with these materials. He has given workshops to teachers on how to use the method. He is a psychologist in private practice in New York. He has also created a website to help graduate students complete their dissertations:

  • Lois B Feldman, Ph.D.

    Lois is a licensed clinical psychologist by trade, with a private practice in New York City for the last 23 years. Her clients include children, adolescents, and adults. She has done psychoeducational evaluations with children to uncover learning issues as well as giftedness and runs groups for working parents.

    She has been running customer fulfilment for Stern Math for the past 15 years. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about how our products help children have fun with math!

  • Michael Stern, M.Eng.

    Michael is the great-grandson of Catherine Stern and is a product of her teaching methods. He graduated from Massachusettes Institute of Technology with a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

    He helped build the first iteration of Stern Math's website while he was in highschool, he has been using the materials his whole life, and now is one of our tutors.

  • Temple Ary, M.Ed.

    Temple received her Masters in Special Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA in 1982. She began her teaching career in Boston at the Carroll School for students with Dyslexia. She was a math specialist at The Ramaz Lower School in New York City prior to her retirement in 2018. She is constantly integrating and updating her strategies but considers Stern foundational.

  • Anne Bode, M.Ed.

    Anne received her Masters in Special Education (2008) and her Masters in Leadership in Mathematics (2014) from Bank Street College of Education. She has been a special education teacher for 16 years at both the Stephen Gaynor School, a school for students with language-based learning disabilities, and at the Convent of the Sacred Heart as a Middle School Learning Specialist. She has been using Stern Structural Arithmetic for her entire teaching career, integrating it with Singapore Math, and enjoys working with teachers to learn how the program might benefit their students in their current settings.

  • Rachel Arbesfeld Wolpert, M.Ed.

    Rachel received her Masters in Special Education and General Education from Hunter College in New York City. She has been a special education teacher for 13 years at the Stephen Gaynor School, a school for students with language-based learning disabilities. Rachel believes strongly in using a Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach to teaching math, and works closely with teachers on fusing Stern Structural Arithmetic with Singapore Math. 

  • Alexis Silver

    Alexis photographed our students playing with Stern Math product.

    Alexis enjoys capturing life’s ephemeral moments--a joyous wedding, a personal milestone, a toddling baby, a perfect grand jeté, or a plate of beautifully prepared food.

    Based in New York, A. Silver Photography is available for portrait and headshot sessions, weddings, special events, performances, family celebrations, food staging, and other promotional work.

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  • Elizabeth Lamark

    Elizabeth photographed our products.

    Elizabeth is the University Photographer at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a professional photographer, who helps elevate students' work and local businesses.

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    Olympia Bishop

    Olympia received her Masters in Mathematics Education (2009) from Boston University and her undergraduate degree in Special Education and Child Development (2004) from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. She has worked as a special education teacher, math specialist, math teacher, and department chair at the Stephen Gaynor School and the Carroll School, schools for students with language-based learning disabilities. Olympia is currently math department chair and middle school math teacher at the Palm Beach Day Academy. She integrates Stern Structural Arithmetic and other multi-sensory manipulatives to create effective instruction for a diverse population of students in a regular education setting.