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Stacey Preis is Director of Outreach for the PRiME (Policy Research in Missouri Education) Center at Saint Louis University. Prior to joining the PRiME Center in March 2019, Preis was Deputy Commissioner of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  where she led the offices of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services, College and Career Readiness, Data System Management, Educator Quality, Quality Schools and Special Education.

Prior to joining the Missouri DESE in July 2014 as the Assistant Commissioner of Early and Extended Learning, Dr. Preis spent six years with the Missouri General Assembly as Executive Director of the Joint Committee on Education. Her responsibilities included policy research, advising legislators on education issues, and serving as liaison to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

In addition to her education policy work, she has previously worked as a teacher and higher education advisor.  She holds three degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia including a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

She lives in Columbia with her husband and son.