As a secondary math teacher at Alpha Omega Academy, Stacy Piacentini teaches Algebra I and Geometry. She is also responsible for grading work submitted by students, answering student questions, hosting online office hours, and helping with the academic support line.
With over 20 years of experience teaching math at a variety of levels from 6th grade through adults, Piacentini has taught in four different states and enjoys seeing her students succeed.
“I love working with students,” she said. “I love that moment when you can hear that they understand. They are so proud, and we celebrate their success!”
Piacentini was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but she only lived there for a month before moving to upstate New York, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, and Missouri throughout her childhood. She graduated from high school in Missouri and also attended college in the Show-Me State. Although she grew up going to church, she admits that she didn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus until after she was out of college.
“I think having my own children helped me understand just how much God loves us, and how he guides us,” she said.
Self-described as random, faithful, and determined, Piacentini stays busy working with her family’s dairy cows and spending time with her boys who like to show their cows at 4-H fairs in the summer. When she has a little bit of time to do other things, she enjoys listening to audiobooks, helping out at church, spending time with her family, hiking, and watching movies.
“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:31).