Stacie’s experience has shaped her perspective. She was bused to schools outside of her neighborhood in Los Angeles Unified School District and experienced and observed tracking at different levels. Stacie worked in schools across the nation and taught abroad.
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What makes stacie unique?
Stacie taught 1st grade through 4th grade, but mostly 1st grade.
Stacie was an elementary teacher for 10 years.
She taught in Washington, D.C., Denver, Los Angeles County, Japan, and Kuwait.
She has 3 different experiences of teaching after the school year began. This is important to note because the level of at-school trauma that her young students experienced was intensified. As a result, she suffered from secondary traumatic stress and PTSD.
Stacie taught for 2 years and then went to law school to pursue education justice. After graduating from law school, she returned to the classroom for 8 more years.