•CEO & FOUNDER OF THE GRATEFUL BRAIN•
•MASTER’S DEGREE IN MIND, BRAIN & EDUCATION•
•AWARD WINNING EDUCATOR WITH 25 YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE•
•CERTIFIED IN THE FOUNDATIONS OF HAPPINESS AT WORK
TEAM BUILDING & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT•
•MEMBER OF THE GREATER GOOD SCIENCE CENTER
& THE CENTER FOR BRAIN HEALTH•
Staci Danford’s infectious SMILE and west Texas roots give her a special brand of rare charm. Her down-to-earth teaching style CREATES AN UNFORGETTABLE CONNECTION in the hearts and minds of her audiences.
From childhood, Staci was a NATURAL BORN LEADER. As the oldest sibling, she became a teacher at the age of four, so it felt perfectly natural to continue that role throughout her life. Staci has a unique ability to teach and ENCOURAGE people of any age or skill level and always finds a way to INSPIRE THEM TO BE THEIR BEST.
Staci spent more than two decades in the classroom, teaching over a thousand students. She quickly developed a reputation for being able to UNCOVER HIDDEN POTENTIAL like no one else. Little did she realize that her students would be the ones to TEACH her the very thing that moved her path in a new direction.
After winning the Fort Worth Top Ten Teacher Award, Staci decided it was the perfect time to go back to school and pursue her longtime passion of NEUROSCIENCE. Her Master’s Degree, which originated at Harvard University, is called ‘Mind, Brain and Education’. It combines scientific research and a cognitive awareness of how the brain processes information. Staci merged one life altering sentence from a ‘lost 16 year-old boy’, with her new brain research to develop her entire Graduate Research study. During her research, she created a message about gratitude that would later change the lives of people all over the world.