Dr. Stacey Gonzales is an educator, leader, and innovator. She is the owner of SG Creative Connections whose mission is dedicated to designing and fostering greater social connections and emotional supports in both face-to-face and online environments. She has dedicated her career to inspiring others as an enthusiastic, curious, thought-leader in the field of education. She values developing authentic personal and professional relationships built on a strong foundation of trust. She is currently the Director of Curriculum & Instruction at Consolidated High School District 230, an award-winning three high school district in the south suburbs of Chicago. She strives daily to inspire, motivate, and engage leadership teams to ensure all 8,000 high school students are well-prepared for their post-secondary experiences. Prior to this role, she served as Director of Innovation for Indian Prairie School District 204, the 4th largest K-12 school district in Illinois. Dr. Gonzales has received awards and recognition for her ability to leverage technology to create meaningful connections. She presents nationally and locally on innovation, leadership, and learning.

 

She shares her tiny home office with Tim Gonzales, a super smart (and extremely patient) high school physics teacher. They hope their two teenagers, TJ and Kayla, will fall in love with learning more than gaming and Tic Tok, respectively. They have an 8 year old chihuahua, Mister, who has anxiety. 

CONTACT

drstaceygonzales@gmail.com

815-530-1139

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION 

Northern Illinois University

Instructional Technology

Dissertation

"Examining the Relationship Among High School Teachers' Technology Self-Efficacy, Attitudes Towards Technology Integration, and Quality of Technology Integration"

 

 

MASTER OF ARTS 

Governors State​ - Educational Leadership​

Master's Thesis

"Examining the Impact of Culturally Responsive Leadership"​

MASTER OF ARTS 

Governors State​ - English

 

Master's Thesis

"The Postmodern Memoir: Redefining Literature in a New Era"

BACHELOR OF ARTS 

St. Xavier University

English

SUPERINTENDENT ENDORSEMENT

Illinois State Board of Education

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE

Illinois State Board of Education

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR LICENSE

Illinois State Board of Education

EIEN 173222

2009 - 2013
2007-2009
2002-2005
1992-1995

RECOGNITIONS OF DISTINCTION 

2019

2017​

2016

2015

D230 BLENDED LEARNING VIDEO

INSPRA Communications Award
Video

TOP 30 TECHNOLOGY TRAILBLAZER AWARD

Center for Digital Education
Award Announcement

D230 ENHANCES CURRICULUM AND

INNOVATIVE TEACHING

Chicago Tribune

BUILDING YOUR TECHNOLOGY DREAM TEAM

Publication IASBO

ASSOCIATION FOR SUPERVISION AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

ILLINOIS DIGITAL EDUCATORS ALLIANCE

INACOL

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION

THE FUTURES INSTITUTE

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S NETWORK

SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TEACHER EDUCATION

EdWeek Online Summit - Putting K-12 Leadership to the Test - April 23, 2020

Online Learning Consortium - Addressing SEL Needs Remotely - April 3, 2020 - Virtual

Tech & Learning Leadership Webinar - Remote Learning: Protecting Students by Planning Ahead - March 25, 2020 - Virtual

 

Digital Learning Annual Conference - Curriculum & Technology: The Goal is Not to Think Alike But to Think Together - February 2020 - Austin, TX

IASB/ASAA/IASBO Joint Conference - Educator Employment Pipelines through Creative Partnerships - November, 2019 - Chicago, IL

American Association of School Personnel Administrators - Does your Human Capital Pipeline Need a Renovation? - October, 2019 - New Orleans, LA

Missouri State University Public Affairs Conference - Future of Education - October, 2019 - Springfield, MO

World Future Forum - Technology and Innovation in Education - April 25, 2019 - Chicago, IL

Illinois Digital Educator Alliance - Building a Blended Learning Program - February 27, 2019, Schaumburg, IL

Association for Career and Technical Education - Developing a CTE Program Review Process - December 7, 2018, Nashville, TN

Atlas Rubicon Curriculum Summit - Developing a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum Process - November 2, 2018, Grand Rapids, MI

International Society of Technology in Education - Leading with Learning - June 24, 2018, Chicago, IL

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange - Providing Global Learning Experiences for American Students - July 25, 2018 - Madrid, Spain