"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
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"Stacey was phenomenal! I have never seen students so engaged and attentive during an event. She captured their attention and they never let go. She spoke with such poise, passion, and emotion that it was hard not to be intrigued by her journey. The students that had dinner with her were also so excited to meet her and really felt like she was real and laidback—basically, she met them where they are! She was so wonderful that I have recommended her to another friend so I hope they are able to work with her/you!" -Wingate University

"It was a pleasure for our campus to host the Midwest premier of Beyond the Blackboard. It was an inspirational movie and our community and campus audience were treated to a great evening. Beyond that, Stacey appeared in several campus venues with students and faculty. She is an effective communicator of the values and techniques of great teaching. She has been where the toughest educators labor, and did it with skill and passion. Southern Nazarene University would welcome her again as she shared values of genuine care and concern for students that we try to teach. I highly recommend her to any audience who wants to understand the challenges of education today, and who wants to hear from a person who knows how to get it done, even in the most difficult circumstances." -Southern Nazarene University

"Stacey Bess captivated a group of close to 400 women at our event for Nurture Home, a homeless shelter. The event, called Hearts for Hope and Homes, was an idea to inform our audience of the needs of homeless mothers and their children as well as inform our community of the mission of Nurture Home. The experience of working with APB and Stacey was smooth and not at all intimidating as this was our first event of this type. Thank you for your role in our successful event!" -Mental Health America of Aiken County

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