Stacie Lawhorne was raised in Oregon and came to California to attend Bethany University. There she received her Early Childhood Development degree, California Teaching Credential, and Masters in Education. She has a wide range of teaching experience. She began teaching preschoolers, later directed a preschool for many years, while teaching college courses at Bethany University. She has been teaching at the upper elementary grades for the past 14 years. She lives in Santa Cruz and enjoys the outdoors with her husband and two boys. She loves working with children and partnering with families to help them grow academically, socially, and spiritually. It is her hope that her students will come to know how much God loves them and understands the fullness of His plan.