Dr Stacey Tucci has a PhD in the Education of Students with Exceptionalities with a research focus on Deaf Education. She has a Masters in Deaf Education as well as Bachelors in Early Childhood Education (P-5) and Special Education (P-12). She began her teaching career as a middle grades mathematics teacher before becoming a primary teacher for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students.
Dr Tucci recently worked on a US federally-funded Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Grant to develop an early literacy curriculum for DHH students, Foundations for Literacy.
Currently, Dr Tucci works with the Center on Literacy and Deafness (CLAD) at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Her research interests include: instructional methods for students who are DHH, most notably literacy instruction for students using some form of American Sign Language or an English-based sign system in addition to, or in place of, spoken language - especially when a severe to profound hearing loss is present. She also has an interest in the development of Theory of Mind interventions for young children who are DHH, domestic and international deaf education. Dr Tucci has also had involvement in the development of teacher and material exchange programs between U.S. and Ethiopian schools for the Deaf.