Stacy McGee Thomas, MA
CWDS Practice Consultant, Riverside
Stacy McGee Thomas is a Practice Consultant for Riverside County and has been involved with child welfare since 2003. She earned a M.A in Sociology from the University of California, Riverside in 2010 and a M.A. in African American Studies from UCLA in 2007.
Stacy has held various positions in group homes and foster care agencies, and has also worked as an Emergency Response social worker with Orange County. She has also served as a victim advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors with the U.S. Navy.
In addition to working in the social services arena, Stacy has experience as a higher education instructor designing and teaching social science and ethnic studies courses.
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Can you briefly tell us about your role and impact within the Academy for Professional Excellence?
I provide coaching and training to child welfare workers and supervisors. I encourage critical thinking about important decisions our social workers make on a day-to-day basis that affect children, families, and the workforce.
What do you enjoy the most about working at the Academy?
I appreciate the Academy’s culture of innovation, inquire, and inspiration. I love that our leaders are thoughtful and have our best interest at heart all while constantly working to provide innovative and inspirational deliveries to our partners.
How has working at the Academy transformed your career and/or life?
The Academy has given me more of a sense of value within an organization. I have learned to harness my strong points, as well as others, and use them to contribute to a larger mission. I have also learned how to achieve balance in my work and family life yet still realize my potential.
What is a fun fact we should know about you?
I like to vacation in the tropical rainforest jungle of Belize. I have been about a dozen times.
What are your StrengthsFinder Top 5?
Input, Learner, Ideation, Developer, Responsibility