B.A. in Film/Video, Pennsylvania State University; M.A. in Special Education, American University. Stacey began her career in education over five years ago as a Teach for America corps member. She is currently a special education teacher at F. W. Ballou Senior High School, a district school in Washington, DC where she teaches 9th grade reading intervention. She has extensive experience working with students across a broad range of disability categories. She also serves as an academy team leader and a special education case manager. Stacey aspires to implement innovative leadership practices and continue working in public schools in order to ensure that all children are able to receive an equitable education. This goal is based on a profound belief that students and their parents should not have to complete an application process in order to improve their educational outcomes. She is interested in remaining in secondary environments to help support students as they face the mounting social, emotional, physical, and academic pressures of adolescence.