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Lafayette Parish School System

LPSS Teacher Stacy Stutes Selected As Semifinalist for LDOE Teacher of the Year

Stacey Stutes, 4th Grade Woodvale Elementary Teacher

Stacey Stutes, 4th Grade Woodvale Elementary Teacher

Lafayette Parish School System would like to congratulate Woodvale Elementary teacher Stacy Stutes for being selected as a 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year semifinalist. To move on to the next level in this selection process as a semifinalist is a huge honor, and we couldn't be more proud of her accomplishment.

Stutes was first nominated by her peers and evaluated by district administrators and community leaders, where she was chosen as the winner for Woodvale Elementary School to compete at the district level. The district utilizes the comprehensive application provided by the Louisiana Department of Education that includes submitting a teaching video, a lesson plan which corresponds to the teaching video, student learning targets, and letters of recommendation in order to fully showcase the talents of each teacher. A rubric is utilized to score the applications and top contenders are interviewed by a committee of community leaders in order to select the district winner at each grade level.

After being awarded the District Elementary Teacher of the Year, Stutes has been selected as a semifinalist in the state competition through the Louisiana Department of Education. Winners at the state level move on to the national competition.  

The Lafayette Parish School System would like to wish Stacy Stutes the best of luck as she moves forward in the 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year selection process at the state level. 

About LPSS Teacher Stacy Stutes

Stacy Stutes has been teaching for 13 years and is a 4th-grade ELA teacher. She graduated from UL Lafayette and worked in radio and television news, as well as in corporate communications for Shell Oil Company. She earned her teaching certificate at UL Lafayette and became a teacher to make a difference and positively impact the future of the next generation.

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