📣 Featured Pioneer: Meet Stacey King! 📣

Posted by Rachel Spears on 3/2/2022

Mrs. King is the STEM teacher at Leavenworth Intermediate School, and is in her 3rd year of being a Pioneer.👩‍🔬 🧬


Her childhood dream was to be a nurse until she experienced her first shot 💉, then she decided instead to be a teacher just like her grandma. 💙

The teaching gene must run in the family, as Mrs. King's oldest daughter is a teacher too! 👩🏼‍🏫 How cool is that?


Mrs. King enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, traveling with her husband, and spending time with her family (including her two daughters) in her free time. 📖 🌱 🏔


When asked what her favorite part about working at Leavenworth USD 453 she said, "I love teaching STEM. I love seeing the kids build and think outside of the box on their creation and then to see them learn. I love working with all my colleagues at RWIS."


Sending a BIG thank you to Mrs. King for sharing her love for teaching with our students. You are what makes us #ProudToBeAPioneer. 💙 🖤



A little more about Mrs. King:

- Attended: Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois 🎓

- Hometown: Hillsboro, Illinois 🏠

- If she could do anything she'd: go to culinary school 👩‍🍳

- Student Funny: "A student asked me if I was Elsa from frozen because I have white stripes in my hair. Then she asked if Anna froze my heart and that's why my hair has white stripes." 😂

- Her life motto: It's ok to not know but .... it is NOT ok to not try 💪

- Go to hype song: Old Friends by Ben Rector 🎶