Ms. Stagich was born and raised in Linden, New Jersey but always had a desire to travel and learn another language. Ms. Stagich studied Spanish and Dance at Skidmore College and at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid, Spain. Before beginning her teaching career, Ms. Stagich performed and taught dance in the U.K. Since 2004, she has been teaching in Long Branch Public Schools. Ms. Stagich has taught elementary Spanish for grades K-2 and bilingual/ESL at all grade levels from 1st grade through High School. Ms. Stagich thoroughly enjoys her current position as a High School ESL teacher.