Congratulations to Stacey Ladd on being Burlington Technical Center’s Outstanding Educator of the Year! Stacey has been teaching in the Health Sciences Academy at BTC since 2018. She was recently recognized at the University of Vermont along with all of Vermont’s Outstanding Educators of the Year.
The nomination is rooted in her decades’ long background as a medical professional, and her expertise as an educator. She has the energy and skills to hold students to the highest academic standards, while staying tuned in to each student and their individual social and emotional needs. Through an intense curriculum, including several embedded college credits, her students often remark that their grades have gone up in all of their classes as a result of study skills and mentoring that Stacey teaches on a daily basis.
Stacey extends her classroom into the community arranging clinical experiences for all of her students that range from ride-alongs with professional emergency medical services, to nearly all departments at the UVM Medical Center. These include the Emergency Department, Labor and Delivery, ICU, Radiology and more. Stacey also challenges her students to compete to build their confidence and prepare for college and career pathways in medical professions. Her students won top spots in the Larnar College of Medicine’s Brain Bee last year, and they won top spots, and an invitation to the national competitions, for the state HOSA Future Health Professionals competitions. She also encourages community service arranging for students to volunteer in the medical tent at the annual Queen City Marathon.
More deep learning happens in her class as students have the option to earn an Emergency Medical Technician certification, or certification as a professional phlebotomist. She is an active National Registry EMT herself, and brings this real world experience to her students each day.
Thank you, Stacey, for all that you do for our students, our school, and our community!