Stephanie Flugman grew up in Merrick, New York. She attended the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Relations and Psychology. After working as a publicist in Manhattan for five years, Stephanie decided to follow her heart and went back to school to get her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College. She feels honored to work with such wonderful teachers in the warm and nurturing environment that is Central Synagogue. Stephanie has been an associate teacher in the Rainbow Room since September 2012.