Stacey’s passion for progressive education came from her time spent as an elementary school teacher in New Orleans, as part of her work with Teach for America
from 2002 to 2004. Since then, Stacey has been constantly engaged in the study and practice of project-based learning, both as an elementary and middle school teacher and school director at the middle school level. From 2007 to 2010, Stacey was one of the founding members of High Tech High’s Teacher Leadership and School Leadership graduate programs. During this period, she published two articles in Unboxed, High Tech High’s Journal of Adult Learning, and earned a Master’s degree in School Leadership. She has since become an adjunct faculty member of the GSE, co-facilitating the Design and Leadership for Deeper Learning course.
For the past year and a half, Stacey has worked as a School Development Coach for New Tech Network, where she has helped launch their work in eight public elementary schools around the country. This December, Stacey will return to High Tech High to work as the Director of High Tech Elementary in Chula Vista, a school where she was a founding teacher in 2011.