Receiving the Presidential Award marks the pinnacle of my career; there is no greater honor. This humbling recognition not only affirms the enthusiasm, perseverance, and creativity I have poured into my life’s passion, but reflects my own education and the strong support of my students, parents, colleagues, and family. The continued privilege to engage new students in science combined with the amazing honor of this award have energized and strengthened my commitment to quality science education.

Stacy Bartlett Stillwater, MN | 7-12, Science, 2017

The official biography below was current at the time of the award.

Stacy Bartlett has been a teacher for 24 years, currently serving as a biology and computer science instructor at Stillwater Area High School since 2012 where she teaches 9-12th-grade Biology and Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles. Previously, Stacy taught at the Math and Science Academy in Woodbury, MN for 13 years. At her school, Stacy has served on the Curriculum Advisory Council and Building Leadership Team, mentored new teachers, and implemented four new coding courses to increase opportunities and equity in computer science. She is dedicated to creating science experiences that are easy and fun, accessible, ah-ha-invoking, and convey the nature of science as it applies to everyone's everyday life. Stacy has professionally written numerous state and national curricula and assessments, presented at conferences, and acted as Minnesota Science Teacher Association Biology Director and a Wartburg College NSF STEM grant Advisory Board Member. In 1999, Stacy co-founded the Math and Science Academy and built the science department from the ground up. Stacy earned a B.A. in biology and secondary science education from Wartburg College, a M.Ed. in teacher leadership from the University of Minnesota, and a graduate certificate from St. Mary’s University. She is certified in 7–12 life science, 7-12 computers and related technology, and fifth through eighth-grade general science.