Millennial Women Wednesday Stephanie Boyce, M.Ed

Fun facts:

Social Media Handles: Facebook @Fresh Classroom IG: Freshclassroom  Twitter: fresh_classroom

Your favorite song currently and the artist: Get You by Daniel Ceasar

Currently reading: Autobiography of Malcolm X

Favorite food spot in your city: Record’s BBQ

Sweet Tea or Lemonade (it’s a Southern thing): Sweet tea

Describe yourself in one word: Determined

If you attended University/College, where did you graduate: University of Houston – Bachelors, University of North Texas – Masters, University of Texas Arlington – PhD (in progress)

If you are Greek, which organization: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Favorite place to visit/vacation: Any beach in the world.

I love being a millennial. To me, it means going your own way and challenging the status quo.

Background Information

Where are you from? Dallas, TX

What do you do? How did this “role” come about? How and why are you best known by others?

I am an educational consultant and PhD student. Through my training, The FRESH Classroom, I equip teachers with the need to better serve students of color through the use of culturally relevant teaching. I started as a teacher in schools, then became a teacher leader, and eventually a Principal. This new-found role came about when I began to get inquiries about conducting on-campus training.

Did you attend college and/or have formal training in your respective field or industry?If so, please elaborate on the year you graduated and from what institution.

My major was in Psychology and I double minored in African American Studies and English. While this was not a major in education, I would say my studies gave me a unique perspective that informed my approach in the classroom.

What factors of your upbringing influenced your career goals? 

Attending a variety of schools from private to low-income, I wanted to be a change agent and advocate for students that may otherwise be left voiceless. When I attended schools with a majority of students of color in a low-income area, I noticed the lack of resources and expectations. When attending schools that were more diverse and more affluent, I came to understand early on the role of education in social reproduction.

How long have you been in this career? What did you do previously?

I have been in education for 9 years now. Prior to education, I worked in the treasury department of a payroll firm.