"The greatest public servant in the country" - The Jefferson Award

Where She’s Been

Stacey Bess is an internationally-respected keynote speaker who has spoken at events across the United States and the world. Below is a list of some of her past events.

Past Speaking Events

  • REALTORS’ Charitable Foundation
    Rochester, NY
  • Minidoka County School District
    Rupert, ID
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
    Portland, OR
  • Arizona K12 Center
    Tucson, AZ
  • Kids Can Community Center
    Omaha, NE
  • Dallas Furniture Bank
    Dallas, TX
  • Marion County Schools
    Fairmont, WV
  • Indiana State University – Hulman Center
    Terre Haute, IN
  • Brunswick St Mission
    Halifax, NS
  • School District of Mystery Lake
    Thompson, MB
  • Marion County Schools
    Fairmont, WV
  • Cassia School District
    Burley, ID
  • Choctaw Tribal Schools
    Philadelphia, MS
  • Summit Education Group / GOAL Academy
    La Junta, CO
  • A+ Events
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • CAP Tulsa
    Tulsa, OK
  • Village of Children
    Hartford, CT
  • Cairncroft Management Ltd.
    London, ON
  • Vogel Alcove
    Dallas, TX
  • Orange County United Way
    Irvine, CA
  • MHA in Aiken County
    Aiken, SC
  • Wisconsin Association of School Boards
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Stephen F Austin State University – Education
    Nacogdoches, TX
  • Women Helping Women Fund – Tri Cities
    Pasco, WA
  • Sugar-Salem Joint School District # 322
    Sugar City, ID
  • White Settlement ISD
    Fort Worth, TX
  • Everett High School
    Mill Creek, WA
  • Higher Education Consultants Association
    Nashville, TN
  • National School Boards Association – Conventions/Meetings
    San Diego, CA
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
    Somerset, NJ
  • United Way of Greater Kansas City
    Kansas City, MO
  • Dickinson College – Kappa Delta Pi Forum
    Carlisle, PA
  • Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools
    St. Charles, IL
  • North Carolina Assn of Electric Cooperatives – Bright Ideas Program
    Raleigh, NC
  • Pennsylvania School Boards Association
    Hershey, PA
  • SHARP Literacy, Inc.
    Milwaukee, WI
  • California Teachers Association
    Visalia, CA
  • King County Housing Authority
    Seattle, WA
  • Natrona County School District
    Casper, WY
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
    St. Louis, MO
  • Utah Rural Schools Association
    Cedar City, UT
  • Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency – PHFA
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • American School Counselor Assn.
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Arkansas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
    Hot Springs, AR
  • Center for Community Solutions
    Akron, OH
  • San Joaquin County Office of Education
    Stockton, CA
  • Brescia University – Academic Affairs
    Owensboro, KY
  • United Way of Greater Toledo
    Toledo, OH
  • Prevent Child Abuse Indiana – The Villages of Indiana
    Indianapolis, IN
  • University of Findlay – Student Activities
    Findlay, OH
  • Texas Computer Education Association
    Austin, TX
  • Nebraska School Boards Association
    Omaha, NE
  • Ohio School Boards Association
    Columbus, OH
  • Aquinas College – Annual Banquet
    Nashville, TN
  • Ohio Association of Elementary Administrators
    Columbus, OH
  • Wingate University – Special Academic Programs
    Wingate, NC
  • American Association of School Personnel Administrators
    Sparks, NV
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital
    Leesburg, VA
  • Saint John’s University – Student Engagement
    Jamaica, NY
  • Fort Wayne Community Schools – Study Connection
    Fort Wayne, IN
  • United Way of Allegheny County
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • United Way of Dutchess County
    Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Wilson County School
    Mount Juliet, TN
  • Carrizo Springs Consolidated Independent School District
    Carrizo Springs, TX
  • Caruthersville Public Schools
    Caruthersville, MO
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop
    St. Louis, MO
Book Stacey

"Stacey, a huge thank you for sharing your beautiful and inspiring story with us at TCEA 2012! I think it was the perfect way to close our conversation—and it was very well received. Your philosophy of loving all children and giving them back their power is such a strong, important, yet simple message that unfortunately can get lost in the shuffle of modern-day life. I am happy to know you are sharing your approach with others and encouraging teachers to follow your philosophy. We need more like you!" -Texas Computer Education Association

"I am very proud of you Stacey Bess. Your efforts as a writer have now been recognized and acknowledged but even more than that your efforts as a teacher have been recognized and the example you have demonstrated to the world on what comes from a teacher who cares, who places her charges before her own welfare, whose dedication is to a higher purpose, who found that true happiness comes from service and love for another, is beyond being the thing to do, it is righteous in its calling. I have received more phone calls and emails than I can remember since Schindler’s List. And every review I've read has been positive. Congratulations." -Gerald Molen, Executive Producer, Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park

"You did a FANTASTIC job this morning. I have read your book, I have seen the movie, and I just love your story. It is so powerful. In reality though, when you choose a speaker, you never really know if he/she will be as good as you hope. You just have to go with your gut and trust that someone with such a wonderful uplifting story will be able to tell it in a way that captivates a crowd. And that you did! I don't think there was a dry eye in the place. We strive to make a difference for the women and girls in our community—to give hope where there is none, to provide leadership and guidance to those in need, and to change lives. You inspired folks to give back, to join us, to make that difference you spoke of so well. We raised more money this morning than ever before. Thank you for helping us do that; but, more importantly, thank you for sharing yourself with kids and families who have never felt such love and care. Always remember, YOU MATTER." -Orange County United Way

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