Stacey Shubitz lives in Central Pennsylvania and is a certified literacy specialist. She is a former classroom teacher who taught fifth grade at P.S. 171 in East Harlem, NY and fourth grade at The Learning Community in Central Falls, RI. In addition to her work as a literacy consultant, she has worked an adjunct professor at Penn State - Harrisburg.
She published Day by Day: Refining Writing Workshop Through 180 Days of Reflective Practice (Stenhouse, 2010) with co-author Ruth Ayres. In 2007, Stacey and her former students wrote DEAL WITH IT! Powerful Words from Smart, Young Women. She has also written articles for Instructor Magazine, the Responsive Classroom Newsletter, and Statement. In addition, Stacey has been blogging at Two Writing Teachers, a blog solely devoted to the teaching of writing, since 2007. Stacey recently started a new blog, Raising a Literate Human, which deals with early childhood literacy.
Stacey has a M.A. in Literacy Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College, a M.S.Ed. in Childhood Education from Hunter College and a B.A. in Communication from The George Washington University.
A Kappa Delta Pi Teacher of Honor, Stacey has presented at several conferences, which include the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) Saturday Reunion, and at the Whole Language Umbrella (WLU). She is on the editorial review board for The Language and Literacy Spectrum, the New York State Reading Association's Journal.
Stacey lives with her husband and daughter. She is on the board of directors for the Silver Academy. A New Yorker by birth, she is a fan of the New York Yankees.