Stacey Dallas Johnston

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts

Las Vegas, Nevada

Stacey Dallas Johnston is a veteran educator from Nevada. Proudly in her 18th year with the Clark County School District, Johnston has taught AP Literature and Creative Writing for most her career. Currently in a hybrid role, Johnston teaches and works as an Arts Integration Coordinator at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. In addition to teaching, Johnston is a fellow of the Southern Nevada Writing Project, a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow, and a recognized teacher leader in her state.

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Posted Feb. 19, 2019

I Love Teaching But Here’s Why I Had to Leave the Classroom

#LoveTeaching Week is a grassroots campaign started by teachers in 2015 as an opportunity to celebrate teaching, leading, and learning…

By Stacey Dallas Johnston

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Posted Nov. 1, 2018

If You’re a Teacher in a Turnaround School, You’ve Got a Friend in Me

I recently spent a weekend with two elementary school teachers. I was not there because I was from their school…

By Stacey Dallas Johnston

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Posted May 18, 2018

Sometimes It’s What We Don’t Know That Can Hurt Our Students

Last year, one of my student’s fathers was in the hospital, dying. He was her primary caretaker, but he had…

By Stacey Dallas Johnston

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Posted Feb. 22, 2018

My Hands Will Ache and My Voice Will Shake, But I’ll Be the Change That Helps Protect My Students

This week I came back to work after a five-day break. My 116 high school students should have been returning…

By Stacey Dallas Johnston

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Posted Nov. 30, 2020

Without Data, We Can’t Fight for Our Students’ Futures

Sometimes, data can seem pesky. Just ask the folks who continue to suggest that coronavirus spikes are merely the result of increased testing. “You know…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Nov. 30, 2020

It’s Not a Discipline Problem, You’re Just Not Engaging Your Students

Here’s a dirty little secret about teachers that few people care to admit: Many teachers with poor classroom management aren’t strong instructional. I would never assume…

By Rann Miller

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Posted Nov. 23, 2020

One Memphis Mom (and Grandma) Has a Thanksgiving Message for Joe Biden

Sarah Carpenter, executive director of Memphis Lift, spent much of the 2020 primary season bringing her message—her plea—for liberation from failing schools to all who were…

By Erika Sanzi

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