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Stacey Zis

Senior Consultant


Stacey Zis has been part of the NCHEMS team since 2006 and most recently as a senior consultant working on a variety of projects including the Foundation for Student Success. Prior to 2006, Stacey worked with the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.

Stacey has a history of leadership and experience in multiple settings including K-12, postsecondary education, and not-for-profit organizations with an ability to see the “big picture” and work collaboratively toward useful solutions.

Although much of her experience is in policy analysis and research, she has a strong background and solid experience in student affairs and academic affairs administration at various institutions including Springfield College, Roanoke College, Virginia Tech, and San José State University.

Stacey Zis was elected to the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) school board in 2019. She also serves on the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) Board of Directors and is the CASB representative to the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE). Prior to her school board service, Stacey was an appointed member of SACPIE as a parent representative for six years, serving as Chair for four of those years.

Education & Training

Stacey holds an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech, a Master of Education, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Counseling and Student Personnel from Springfield College in Massachusetts, and a Bachelor of Science in Management from SUNY-Binghamton.

Outside Interests

Stacey is an avid ice hockey fan and enjoys watching her favorite player who happens to be her son. She also enjoys spending time with her dogs – two whippets named Tricksie and Stanley. Stacey, her husband Rick, and son Sam live in Boulder, CO.

Why I Work With NCHEMS

I work with NCHEMS because it is my professional family. The work is interesting, meaningful, and well respected in our field.