Meet the Current Teacher Leader in Residence (TLIR)
2018-2019: Stacey Dallas Johnston
“Education is one of the most ambiguous spaces to occupy professionally. Though we may have curriculum guides, lesson plans, bell schedules, and learning goals, there are so many moving parts. Many outside of the profession do not understand the intricacies of working in education. Regardless of title: teacher, support staff, administrator, specialist, policy maker, all roles require multitasking, strong communication skills, improvisational skills, and a host of other hard and soft skills. Minute by minute, day by day, there is a constant arch of ambiguity. Educators and those who work within education must embrace ambiguity as part of the work.
Being selected to serve as the Inaugural Teacher Leader in Residence, I am excited to help shape this position and to help institutionalize some new approaches to the way Nevada embraces and elevates Teacher Leadership. I have the pleasure of working with so many talented, creative, innovative, and inspiring educators both inside and outside of the classroom, and anything that I can do to empower others to act will be a rewarding professional endeavor. “
Stacey Dallas Johnston is a veteran educator from Las Vegas, NV. After 18 years in the classroom teaching English and Creative Writing, Principles of Leadership, and also acting as a Magnet Theme Coordinator, Johnston has joined the NDE as the 2018-2019 Teacher Leader in Residence. After serving with the U.S. Department of Education as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow, Johnston now has the opportunity to fuse Federal policy to state-level policy and act as a conduit between the practitioners in the field and the NDE. Johnston is also a fellow of the Southern Nevada Writing Project and runs and independent blog about education called This Teacher’s Journey.