Stacy Jagodowski

  • Director of Marketing and Communications at Milken Community Schools (CA)
  • Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications at Cheshire Academy (CT)
  • Director of Communications at Derby Academy (MA)
  • Associate Director of Admission at Chatham Hall (VA)
  • Assistant Director of Admission & Marketing at The MacDuffie School (MA)
  • Communications and Publications Coordinator at Windward School (CA)
  • Assistant Director of Public Relations at American International College (MA)


Stacy Jago is a former writer for ThoughtCo. As a product of independent schools, Stacy enjoys giving back to the independent school world as a faculty member and administrator. Her career has focused on institutional advancement and includes five years of admission experience and over 10 years in marketing and communications. She has led a number of successful marketing initiatives, including developing marketing plans for schools, leading and building award-winning marketing and communications teams, and implementing award-winning marketing programs for fundraising and relationship-development.  

In addition to serving in administrative roles in both admission and communications, Stacy has held positions including high school student newspaper advisor, middle school yearbook advisor, teacher of middle school public speaking and digital photography, and high school student advisor. Having worked in both day and boarding schools with grades ranging from PK to 12/PG, Stacy has had the opportunity to serve as an advisor to both high school and middle school students as well as to student clubs. 


  • Mount Holyoke College – B.A., Journalism and Design
  • Bay Path College – M.S., Communication and Information Management
  • Cornell University – Marketing Strategy for Business Leaders Certificate
  • Independent School Management – International Advancement Certification, Professional

Awards and Publications

  • Presenter at national conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference, CASE NAIS Annual Conference, TABS Annual Conference, NAIS TABS Global Symposium, and Blackbaud K12’s User Conference

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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