Arizona Alliance of Black
Dr. Stacia Wilson is the principal at Tempe High School. She received her Bachelor's degree in English Secondary Education from the historic Hampton University in 1996. Stacia began teaching high school English in 1997 at Desert Vista High School in Tempe Union High School District. She received her Master's degree from Northern Arizona University in 1999. In 2007, Stacia was promoted to an administrative role. She has served as a high school administrator in the Tempe Union High School District for nine years where she has served as the assistant principal of activities, assistant principal of academics and currently as principal. Stacia received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 2014. Her dissertation title is THE INFLUENCE OF RACE, STEREOTYPES, AND SELF-CONCEPT ON AFRICAN AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
"Closing achievement gaps is a critical issue. The performance of Blacks is systematically different from that of other racial and ethnic groups. Decreasing gaps in student achievement means that we must increase the learning gains of Blacks."
- National Education Association
"The gap between teachers and students of color continues to grow. Over the past three years, the demographic divide between teachers and students of color has increased by 3 percentage points, and today, students of color make up almost half of the public school population. But teachers of color are just 18 percent of the teaching profession."
- Center for American Progress
"African-American students, particularly males, are far more likely to be suspended or expelled from school than their peers. Black students make up 18% of the students in the CRDC sample, but 35% of the students suspended once, and 39% of the students expelled."
- U.S. Department of Education
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AzABSE pledges to continue serving as educational advocates for children who have been poorly served in the past. We further pledge to ensure that African-American and all other diverse students are effectively educated in the present and are accorded priorities for the future. We pledge to lead the way through the creation of a concrete model that demonstrates the goals of academic and cultural excellence.