Hi! My name is Stacey Joy and I am a mom of 2, a teacher of hundreds, and a writer who also happens to love God, sun, ocean, music, and poetry. I have been teaching for 32 years in Los Angeles Unified School District. I have been National Board Certified for 18 years and I was one of sixteen L.A. County Teachers of the Year in 2013. I am a product of L.A.U.S.D and a graduate of U.C.L.A. and California State University, Dominguez Hills. I have also mentored and partnered with many new teachers through U.C.L.A.’s Teacher Education Program and IMPACT Program.
Writing is both my passion and my gift. I enjoy cultivating a love of writing and poetry in my fifth grade students. One of the greatest rewards and joys of teaching is when my former students come back to visit me and they have graduated college and are achieving their goals and dreams.