Meet Team AISD

AISD is a wonderful place to work, whether you are a novice teacher or an experienced teacher transferring from another district or state. There are great programs in place to provide the support necessary to be successful. There is a place for everyone!

Stacey L. Shapiro

Position: 
1st Grade Teacher
Department/School: 
Zilker Elementary School
Previous Occupations at AISD: 
1st Grade at Zilker Elementary School (8 years), Kindergarten at Zilker (5 years), PPCD at Zilker (2 years)
Years at AISD: 
15 years

MY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

I am a firstgrade teacher and teach all subject areas. On my campus I am the Lead Mentor Teacher, this is my fifth year involved with districtwide “Techno5” technology project integrating math, science, and other areas with technology. I am also a curriculum writer for AISD, and a Teacher Induction Program (TIP) trainer for new first grade teachers in the district.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT WORKING AT AISD:

I love having the opportunity to work with all of the dedicated teachers throughout the district. I especially enjoyed being a part of the AISD cohort when I was going through the National Board certification process. Having the support of my facilitator, mentor, and cohort members was invaluable. With their help and support, I was able to certify and am looking forward to applying for my recertification this year.

THE MOST REWARDING THING ABOUT THE WORK I DO:

I love being able to make a difference in the lives of my young students. When my students feel successful I know I have succeeded.

WHAT I'D SAY TO A POTENTIAL CANDIDATE:

AISD is a wonderful place to work, whether you are a novice teacher or an experienced teacher transferring from another district or state. There are great programs in place to provide the support necessary to be successful. I also love how each campus is unique with their own traditions, activities, and community. There is a place for everyone!

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME:

I became an official “Marathon Maniac” in January. I completed four marathons in 91 days.

WORDS I LIVE BY:

With a little hard work, anything is possible!

MY 5 FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT AUSTIN:

  • Rogue Running (the local running group where I train, coach, and shop)
  • Town Lake
  • Barton Springs
  • friendly people
  • all of the events Austin has to offer (races, concerts, etc.)