Stacia Bowley

Stacia has worked in education as a teacher, program advocate, trainer, and program support consultant for 18 years. She currently works to support Austin ISD’s PALS Program (Peer Assistance Leadership and Service), for which she co-wrote a curriculum that teaches mentors trauma-informed practices and the neuro-sequential model in education to build empathy and reflective opportunities in each PALS mentor relationship. Under her leadership, the PALS program grew from eleven high schools to 65 campuses across AISD. 

Stacia is interested in program growth, replication, and scalability, as well as intersections in arts education and mental health. When she’s not working, Stacia loves reading, drawing, spending time outside, and hanging out with her family. She lives in Austin with her husband, Will, and her two children.

She has taught and volunteered with Citizen Schools, Austin’s Yellow Bike Project, Creative Action, and Social Creativity (now housed at Easter Seals). She holds an MEd. from Texas State and a M.A. from Middlebury College in Vermont.