Kacy Shahid, Ed. D. – Biography

Kacy Shahid, Ed. D.

Dr. Kacy Shahid transitioned from substitute teacher to principal in a six­ year period, as she realized that educating, inspiring and coaching young people was her mission and calling. She was resolved not to allow a childhood impeded by homelessness and drug abuse to deter her from pursing her purpose. She earned her undergraduate degree from Clark Atlanta University and received her Educational Doctorate degree from Maryville University.

Today, over 20 years into her career, Dr. Shahid has remained resilient and uses that spirit of endurance to guide and foster her relationship with the students she serves, many of whom share similar experiences and stories.

She believes that our personal triumph may be the only proof that we can become great. This personal mantra has allowed her to go beyond the classroom walls where she started her own educational consulting business “Through the Eyes of a Child, LLC”. Kacy has presented at various conferences and universities on “The Common Factors Related to Resiliency that Impact the Academic and Social Success of At-Risk High School Students”.

Always driven, Kacy added another milestone to her life’s journey in 2012 when she received her Educational Doctorate degree from Maryville University. On the road to her doctorate, as a principal, teacher and lecturer, she received numerous accolades, such as; the 2008 Aspiring New Principal Award from the Missouri Association of Secondary Schools, and the 2011 Pettus Principal of the Year Award, SASSP 2016 Exemplary Principal of the Year, 2017 St. Louis American Excellence In Education Recipient and 2018 St. Louis Public Principal of the Year.

Kacy resides in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband Mellve, three daughters- Kennedy, Kori, Kyndal and her bonus son Mellve III.