Stacey James McAdoo is a writer, educator, and literacy advocate. She has participated in several literacy/spoken word organizations throughout the years and has conducted various workshops and poetry readings at local schools, libraries, universities, and cultural enrichment programs. Stacey is the sponsor of the spoken word youth collective called Writeous Poets. Her teaching strategies and philosophy are packaged in, and the exclusive subject of, the Arkansas Ideas docuseries called “Teaching To Close The Opportunity Gap” and the poetry coaching professional development course “Go In Poet”.
This sought after arts integration workshop facilitator has also served as the co-producer of the radio documentary, “On the Line: Stories from Ninth Street,” copy-editor for The Rock of Arkansas Newspaper, co-host of the television show “Art & Literature in Motion,” and co-producer of the youth-oriented poetry radio show entitled “The Writeous Hour.” Mrs. McAdoo recently hosted televised AMI classroom lessons on Arkansas PBS during the school shutdowns due to the Covid pandemic. She is also the creator and host of A Mile In My Shoes: The Walk & Talk Podcast, where she and her guests walk to improve their health while discussing various education-related topics.
McAdoo holds a B.A. in Professional & Technical Writing, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and is the 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year. She taught Oral Communications for seventeen years and coordinated AVID (a college and career readiness program) for twelve years at the historic Little Rock Central High School. She currently serves as the Lead Mentor for all novice teachers in the Little Rock School District and as an adjunct instructor at the University of Central Arkansas.
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