Ms. Stacey Malik » Biography

Biography

Stacey Malik was born and raised in the small beach town of Merrick, Long Island in a close knit family of teachers. She was immersed in the professional entertainment industry from a young age, and initially pursued a modeling career as a teen. She attended SUNY Cortland and earned her BA in Speech and Communications in 3 years, and immediately upon her early graduation, moved to NYC to attend the National Shakespeare Conservatory’s professional actor’s training program. Although she always knew she wanted to teach, it wasn’t until her experience at NSC that she learned what she wanted to teach through the invaluable acting skills shared by some of the greatest experts in the business. Soon after moving to Boulder, Colorado, she earned her Master Degree in Education and Curriculum and her Colorado teaching license with a Secondary English endorsement through CU Boulder’s MA+ program. Before completing the Master’s program, she spent summers as Head Counselor and Drama Instructor at Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp in Steamboat Springs, CO, as well as a Socratic Seminar discussion leader and Drama Instructor with the Great Books Summer Reading Program at Stanford University and Amherst College. Stacey began her teaching career at Denver School of the Arts, and has since built thriving drama programs in public and private schools while simultaneously teaching middle and high school language arts. While she loves directing plays and musicals, her passion for classical literature seamlessly connects both drama and language arts in a lively, student-centered approach to inspiring mastery learners.  Stacey’s ultimate dream came true when she became Lina’s mama, one of our fellow Owls entering 2nd grade. She truly believes, like Alice in Wonderland, that nothing is impossible, and “sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”