Stacey Sotirhos joined Avenues in the fall of 2018 as an associate division head in the Lower Division, bringing more than two decades of extensive teacher, staff development and curriculum-writing experience. Most recently, Stacey served as an education consultant through Generation Ready in New York and Connecticut, where she designed and implemented plans for institutional growth and change.
Previously, Stacey was a literacy coach and staff developer at PS 20 Anna Silver School in New York, and worked as an instructional specialist for Region 9 New York City Department of Education, serving English language learners in monolingual and bilingual settings.
As a teacher, Stacey has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate education courses at New York University while working as a doctoral fellow. In addition, for seven years she taught kindergarten through 5th grade in NYC public schools. Stacey is also the board president and a trustee at Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where she works closely with the head of school to mentor executive leadership and manage technical oversight for tuition setting, budgeting, fundraising and more.
Stacey received a Bachelor of Arts in early childhood and elementary education from Rollins College. She then went to New York University where she received a Master of Arts in teaching English to speakers of other Languages and a Ph.D. in early childhood and elementary education. Stacey also holds an Advanced Certificate in School Administration and Supervision from Baruch College School of Public Affairs. She is certified in New York State as a school district administrator and holds a New York City license as a Common Branch teacher.
In her spare time, Stacey enjoys spending time with her family, reading, taking part in outdoor sports, and taking walks with the family dogs.