Stacey Bess
On Service: What Do We Owe Each Other?


Stacey Bess is an award-winning educator with great insight into the hearts of children in need. She believes that the way to most effectively teach children any subject is to treat them with love and kindness. Bess began

During her teaching career at The School With No Name located inside the Salt Lake City shelter she taught math, reading and self-worth to homeless and transient children. By the end of her first term she was discouraged and often distraught by the circumstances facing the children who were so easy to love, but whose lives were so insecure. 

While working at The School With No Name, Bess chronicled the heart-wrenching stories of her students so she would never forget how far these children had come. After reviewing the stories, she discovered profound life-lessons and eventually published a book, Nobody Don’t Love Nobody.  After Bess published her first book and gained the support of the Utah community, people began to notice Bess and her unusual success with “hopeless” children. 

During her keynote, Stacey will share lessons learned that changed her life as she taught hundreds of homeless children. 

Bess and her husband Greg have been married 36 years and have six children. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Utah.