Aubry Stapleton is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Illinois Early Childhood Educator Policy Fellow. Aubry teaches Preschool I at Cadence Academy Preschool, a class that focuses on teaching children the social-emotional and self-help skills to be ready for the rigors of Pre-K and kindergarten. Aubry is a member of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and ILAEYC (Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children) and a recipient of the Child Studies Grant through Walden University. She previously served as interim Secretary of Governmental Relations for the Illinois State University Student Government Association. She graduated from Illinois Central College with an Associate in General Education and an AAS in Liberal arts and from Illinois State University with a BS in Criminal Justice Sciences. She is currently pursuing an MS in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy from Walden University.