Stacey Waugh

Rochester, New York born— raised in Honeoye Falls, NY and currently residing in Aiken, SC Stacey Waugh has been a public-school educator for fourteen years for Aiken County Public Schools at Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School.  She works diligently to support her students and provide a quality education for all, through her true love of helping others see their potential and reach their goals. Stacey Waugh is President and Cofounder of the Trevor John Waugh Memorial Education Foundation, a non-profit organization created to honor Trevor, her big brother. Through TJWMEF, she advocates charitable giving and provides educational opportunities for underprivileged youth. She has served her community as an educator for the past 13 years. She provides guitar lessons to her students through an afterschool program created and run by her with the help of guest faculty that assist when possible. The students have had a variety of experiences playing for their community over the past 8 years. With the help from amazing leaders, fellow teachers and staff, and community partnerships, Ms. Waugh helps provide a safe place for all children to learn and thrive. Ms. Waugh holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of South Carolina Aiken in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree from Columbia College in Divergent Learning. She is the president of the Aiken County Palmetto State Literacy Association which promotes and provides professional development focused on literacy for educators in her district. She was recently named the 2019/20 Teacher of the Year at Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School and works with all stakeholders to support the children in her community.