One of this year’s Pioneer Valley Teacher of Excellence Award recipients, Stacy-Lyn has been teaching since 2000. She has a master’s degree and a professional license in elementary education. She currently teaches 5th grade math and science. Throughout her teaching career, she has taught grades 3-8. When we asked how she tries to balance the demands of her professional and personal life, she wrote that “I have a wonderful husband that is very supportive and helps out tremendously around the house. I focus on our children’s academics and my career, and he maintains the house. Stacy-Lyn also shared her favorite website, which is sciencebuddies.com.