Stacey grew up in Colorado and graduated from South High School in Denver. She has a B.A. in Behavioral Science and Early Childhood Education from Metropolitation State University of Denver. She also has an M.A. in Linguistically Diverse Education from Regis University. Stacey has taught since 1996 in both Aurora and Denver. Most of her years teaching have been in 3rd grade. She has lived in Stapleton since 2003 and her children attend Stapleton schools. Stacey enjoys gardening, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.