Stacey Gahagan graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina State University in 1992, with a degree in Spanish Language and Literature and a k-12 teaching license. She was a member of the first class of North Carolina Teaching Fellows. During her teaching career, she taught students from preschool through the community college level and was honored as the Teacher of the Year multiple times. In 2000, Stacey founded the Washington Montessori Public Charter School and served as the Head of School-a role that included a myriad of duties including Exceptional Children Director, 504 Coordinator, and Human Resources Director.
Stacey was selected to participate in the Principal Fellows Program, but she opted to pursue a law degree to combine her passion for the law and education. She attended the University of North Carolina School of Law where she served as the Editor in Chief of her law journal, tutored fellow students, and was selected as an Honors Writing Scholar. She graduated with honors and has exclusively practiced education law with an emphasis on special education since 2012.
In 2014, Stacey opened the doors of The Gahagan Law Firm representing disabled students in schools and universities across North Carolina, public school teachers, and families facing issues such as school assignment issues, bullying, and suspension.
Stacey is happily married to Mickey Gahagan and is the proud mother of five children. She enjoys running, cooking, sewing, and spending time with her family.
In Photo Stacey Gahagan Founding Partner