Stacey began teaching and coaching volleyball at Paideia in 1989 after graduating from Emory with her Bachelor of Arts in Physics. She continued her academic studies and earned a Masters in Teaching: Mathematics Education from Emory University and then finished her Doctorate in Education in Sports Management in 2017. While at Paideia, Stacey took on multiple leadership and administrative positions as the dean of students, the assistant High School principal, and currently as the interim High School principal. She has been involved in stewarding a multitude of programs at the high school level - parent education meetings, high school admissions, student life activities, advising student organizations - and has been a dedicated teacher in science and math and assistant coach for girls varsity volleyball.
Stacey believes deeply in the importance of supporting the development of students and actively encourages the growth and development of each student as an individual. As a woman of color in the STEM field, she has encouraged girls and African American students to stretch into areas where they have been historically underrepresented and, as an administrator, her focus has become more global in understanding accountability, belonging and access for all students.
Since she accepted the interim position this fall, faculty and staff have been incredibly impressed with Stacey’s care for individual students and their families, her thoughtful leadership of the High School faculty, and her deep commitment to Paideia.
Congratulations to Stacey on this incredibly well-deserved appointment.