Lacey Jung is a teacher at Aldama Elementary School, a K-6 urban Title 1 school, in Los Angeles, California. The school features a Spanish Dual Language program, with equal instruction time in English and Spanish. Its goals are to develop a high level of academic proficiency in all content areas in both languages and positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors. Lacey teaches kindergarten dual language, a K/1 combination class, 1st and 5th grades, and engages in many leadership roles. She is the School-Wide Safety Committee chairperson, the PTA secretary, has served as the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) coordinator and the Project-Based Learning grade-level lead, co-founded the Student Government Association, and creates a school yearbook. Lacey received a B.A. in Liberal Studies and her M.S.T. from California State University, Fullerton in 2005. In 2012, she received her M.A.Ed, concentrating in Gifted & Talented Education, from Azusa Pacific University. Lacey is part of a team of teachers who recieved UCLA’s $30,000 TIIP grant in 2010, to use towards the team’s project “Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child in the Dual Language Classroom”. This has taken them to trainings in Teachers College Reading & Writing Institute, Guided Language Acquisition Design, Cognitive Guided Instruction, and to regional and national bilingual conferences and professional developments. Lacey was also chosen as Aldama’s 2010 Teacher of the Year. Lacey is excited to be a member of 2012 SPA NYC where she will be empowered with the theory, tools, and leadership development needed to begin her work revolutionizing California’s urban school system, inspiring a chain reaction of positive changes focused on promoting equity and excellence in education.