Sean Stahn STEER Advisor & Captain Palisade Preparatory School (Yonkers)
Sean comes from the Yonkers Public Schools where he is currently in his third year as a physical education and health teacher at Palisade Preparatory School in Yonkers. He also worked in the Yonkers Public Schools for two years as an elementary physical education teacher. In addition to working in the Yonkers Public Schools Sean worked for one year at Southern Westchester BOCES and two years at The Graham School as a Physical Education teacher and Health teacher. During his seven years as a teacher Sean has coached many sport teams ranging from modified football and baseball to varsity football and basketball.
Sean, son of Kenneth and Brenda Stahn, comes from a family that always stressed the importance of education and athletics. His parents had him playing organized soccer at age five and shortly after was playing little league and in a basketball recreation league. Sean played three years of varsity football and three years of varsity basketball at Ardsley High School, receiving all-league in football his senior year and all-county his junior and senior years in basketball. Sean went on to Ithaca College where he studied Physical Education and Health while also playing on the basketball team. During his playing career, the team won an ECAC championship and made the conference tournament all four years. After graduating with his degree in Physical Education and Health, he returned to Ithaca College and earned his Master’s Degree in Health. While teaching, he later received his Master’s Degree in School Building/District Leadership from Mercy College.
During Sean’s seven years of coaching he has worked relentlessly to help his players move on to the next level. Currently all but two of coach Stahn’s players have gone on to a two year or four year college. Four of his former players have gone on to play, or will play, at the college level. Sean is excited to be a part of STEER for Student Athletes and looks forward to bringing the program to new levels in the Yonkers Public Schools. He is looking forward to watching the impact this initiative will have on the lives of young people and their future.