Stephanie BynumVice President of Programs Kohl Children’s MuseumEducation, Exhibits and Visitor Experience
Stephanie Bynum is the Vice President of Programs at Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago. She has over 25 years of experience in early childhood teaching, program administration and adult education. Stephanie has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a M.S. in Child Development from Erikson Institute. Prior to working at Kohl Children’s Museum, she was the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at Erikson Institute where she oversaw the Administration Specialization, worked closely with Erikson’s Early Math Collaborative, taught Master’s level courses and was a key member of the institute’s Assessment Committee.
At Kohl Children’s Museum, Stephanie is a member of the senior team. She oversees the Exhibits, Education and Visitor Experience Departments. Current projects include the creation of a website resource for teachers implementing The Project Approach, designing developmentally appropriate hands-on technology programming and renovating key exhibits.
Stephanie served on Chicago Zoological Society’s NatureStart Advisory Board and Illinois Gateways Professional Development Advisory Council. She currently serves on the Gertrude B. Nielsen Board and is the Growth Director for Illinois Destination Imagination. Stephanie presents locally and nationally on early childhood education topics.