About

Author, Educator, Advocate, & Consultant

Stacy Morse, owner of Student Strategies LLC, is a Missouri certified elementary school teacher. Stacy earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Stephens College. After teaching fifth grade, she returned to the University of Missouri- Columbia to earn a Masters of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies, with an emphasis in Public Policy and Administration.

Stacy is a frequent guest speaker for advocacy as well as a former adjunct professor in the department where she earned an MA degree. Stacy worked at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as Administrator of Virtual Education, providing guidance for over 500 districts. For a decade, Stacy served as chief of staff in Missouri State Senate; the final two years for the Senate Minority Floor Leader. Her policy expertise includes pre-school expansion, updating criminal procedures, as well as improving safety and healthcare for low-income families.  Her family has rescued many dogs that inspired the series of of books published by Student Strategies.

Professional Experience

  • Master of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Missouri Teaching Certificate Grades 1-6
  • Former Chief of Staff to Senate Minority Floor Leader, 4th Senatorial District; Missouri State Senate
  • Administrator of Virtual Education, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Director of Charter Schools, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Policy Coordinator, Center for Family Policy and Research, University of MO-Columbia
  • Health Policy Outreach Associate, Kids First Campaign by Citizens for MO Children
  • Assistant to the Director, Child Development Lab, University of MO-Columbia
  • Volunteer, MO Association for Social Welfare

Past Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri- Columbia; “Advocacy for Children and Families”
  • Administrator of Virtual Education for the State of Missouri
  • Private tutor for in-person or virtual
  • Award for “Most Memorable Teacher,” by former high school graduating class
  • 5th grade: reading, writing, math, social studies and nutrition
  • Elementary summer school: rocket building, science, and math
  • Substitute teacher: pre-K through 12th grade, special education, and administrative roles
  • Tutor to increase MAP scores for 2nd-4th grade under state grant