After beginning a teaching career in a dilapidated chicken coop during the summers playing school with her younger siblings, Stacy Slomski, earned her undergraduate degrees in English, Business Administration and Education from Aquinas College, received a graduate writing fellowship from Grand Valley University for the Teaching of Writing through the National Writing Project, completed Master of Arts in Language Arts Instruction at Aquinas College, and received a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame. Stacy has worked for many years in the English department at GRCC and is currently contracted with AQ, supervising and evaluating pre-service teachers during their field placements, improving the field evaluation data collection system, and establishing inter-rater reliability of field placement evaluation to comply with CAEP and InTASC standards. She also has been working on strengthening partnerships with regional schools. For almost 30 years, Stacy served as a teacher for various grade levels from preschool through adult education, as well as in the principal’s office for over a decade. She has abundant experience with writing, reading, budgeting, working with teachers, students, parents and other stakeholders. She lives with her husband and Jack Russell Terrier, Avila, and visits with her four grown children often.
Stacy has published articles and made a number of presentations on writing and other topics to students, teachers, and parents.