Stepping Stones Casa Grande

St​epping Ston​es Learning Center, PLLC​

About Us


To provide an individualized education that empowers students’ strengths and develops critical skills for success and independence in our community.


We believe that it is a child’s right to be treated with respect. 

We believe that every child’s future is limitless and we make it our responsibility to provide rich learning opportunities so children can succeed. 

We believe that every behavior has a purpose and each child has their own unique way of communicating.

Our team

Anna Hart, M.Ed., SLPA

Owner/Executive Director of Operations

Anna holds a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Special Education with a post graduate certificate in Autism. Anna is a licensed Special Educator and a certified Speech-language Pathologist Assistant and the Owner and Executive Director of Stepping Stones Homeschool, LLC and Stepping Stones Casa Grande. 

Janelle Schroeder

Lead Classroom Teacher/Director of Day-to-Day Operations

Janelle is the Lead teacher at Stepping Stones. She holds an Arizona teaching certificate in Special Education for students with mild to moderate special needs and a certificate in regular elementary education grade 1-8. Janelle specializes in working with children with autism, structured teaching, direct trial teaching and principles in ABA.

Fushia Kelley

Lead Support Staff

Fushia is an experienced paraprofessional and the lead support staff. 

Alexis Natera

Lead Support Staff

Lexi is an experienced paraprofessional and the lead support staff. 


I am not sure where to start to describe the many contributions that Stepping Stones School, Ms. Janelle and the staff have made in our child/family's life.  The wonderful knowledge they have of the students and their needs is amazing. With small group setting and individual attention, students with educational or behavioral challenges who would appear to never be able to adjust to school anywhere, fit in and flourish at Stepping Stones.  The staff is attentive and caring about their students' needs. We love the teacher/staff ratio in academics/life skills and therapies.  It has given out child the tools to grow and flourish. We see the progress he is making, progress he may not have made elsewhere.

Stephan and Stephanie Garza