Stacey Hicks, NBCT

Stacey Hicks, NBCT, serves as Director of Outreach and Engagement at the National Board, focusing on recruitment, communication, and principal stakeholder groups. Prior to joining the staff at National Board, Hicks served as the NT3 Project Director with the Arizona K12 Center, where she oversaw the implementation of the Network to Transform Teaching (NT3) award from the National Board. In 2013, Hicks achieved National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist teaching for Paradise Valley Unified School District in Phoenix, Arizona. Hicks taught third grade as a Teacher Innovator at the Pinnacle Peak Center for Teacher Development, acting as an exemplar observation classroom for the use of teacher development using live observation, video broadcasting and collaborative telepresence. She taught for seven years in Arizona and taught for two years prior to that in Ohio, where she was born and raised. Follow her on Twitter @staceyhicks81.
Push or Pull: What do you need?
Stacey Hicks, NBCTFebruary 17, 2016

Truth be told, I needed both. I didn’t always know I wanted to be a teacher. I didn’t always know if my teaching was good. But there I was, regardless of the self-doubt, standing in a room every day with 30 third graders. I was their teacher, the one who was supposed to impart wisdom and a love of learning. I was the one who was charged with preparing them and learning with them every day. Who thought that was a good idea? My principal, for one, and my teacher husband was another. Let me give you some backstory and…

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