B.S. in Human Development, University of California, San Diego; Ed.M. in Education Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University. Stacey began her teaching career in 2001 at UCSD's Early Childhood Education Center as a classroom teacher. Fueled by a desire to help close the achievement gap, Stacey joined Teach For America in 2003 and taught for three years at Shields Elementary in San Jose, CA. During her time at Shields she served as grade level chair, headed the school's Student Council and piloted new technology programs in her classroom for school-wide use. In 2006, Stacey joined the founding team at Achievement First Bushwick Elementary School in Brooklyn, NY as a classroom teacher, and continued her work as the K-2 Academic Dean the following year. She is thrilled to be named a new Principal-In-Residence at Achievement First Bushwick Elementary for Fall 2009.