Stacey Cruise

Stacey Cruise

CEO


American Paradigm Schools

Philadelphia, PA US


A piece of your life's work has to be to help other people. In every profession, you can find that-a way that you're doing something to make someone else's life better-because, in the long run, that's what it's all about anyway.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
When she was in high school, she realized she needed to be a teacher, because she'd never felt a connection to any of her own teachers.
In her high school class of 1,000 students, she was one of about 20 black students.
When it was time to choose a college, she gravitated towards historically black schools, eventually choosing Spelman College.
She loved college, and she felt more connected than she did in high school, but she still didn't find a teacher she liked.
Realized that what was missing from each school was teachers who actually took the time to get to know their students.
Identified two things that had to change at the schools she works with: the buildings had to be safer, but they had to refrain from feeling like prisons.
When students came to their new schools and saw how bright and hopeful the buildings were, it lifted their spirits.
Says although she's not there to be the students' friend, no matter how strict she gets, she lets the students know that she deeply cares about them.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Education, General
Spelman College
graduate
Graduate
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Arcadia University
doctorate
Doctorate
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Walden University
Career

Career

CEO

I change problem schools from being like prisons to being more safe, open, and caring.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Non-Profit Organizations
Non-Profit Organizations
Teaching / Mentoring
Teaching / Mentoring