Staci Bradbury is the Creative Content Manager at Deans for Impact. Earlier in her career, she managed public relations for a school district in Colorado and oversaw digital strategy and storytelling for a national education nonprofit. Staci earned her bachelor’s degree with majors in communication studies and psychology from Olivet Nazarene University.

When/why did you start working in education?

I began telling stories about education as the executive editor of my high school and college yearbooks. Being tasked with capturing a year in the life of thousands of students meant I was constantly running around campus and peeking into the learnings and activities of others.

Why were you excited to join Deans for Impact?

I’m excited to chisel out a window into the complex work of transforming educator preparation. Most people stand outside the ivory tower and wonder what’s going on inside. Storytelling is a way to invite everyone into the process.

Why do Deans for Impact's guiding principles ring true for you?

I love that Deans for Impact takes the long view. We’re trying to fix the playground design, not just slap a Band-Aid on the kid who’s crying now.

Who was your favorite teacher and why?

One of my favorite teachers was my industrial/organizational psychology professor in college, Dr. Veit. He knew that his preparation had trained him to excel at statistics more than instruction, so he constantly challenged himself to improve his teaching practice. I’ll never forget the lecture the day before fall break of my sophomore year, when he was literally standing on top of his desk shouting at us about the wonders of well-designed psychological assessments.

What's your favorite food truck and why?

The Waffle Lab! They’ve crafted the perfect menu of sweet and savory creations built on the beautiful blank canvas of a Belgian waffle. Truly a delightful experience for any meal of the day.

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