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shabazz alumniShabazz alums hold a special place in the hearts of the entire Shabazz community. Fill out the Where in the World form and submit it so we can share information about you with fellow Shabazz grads and families. 

Class of 1987

Stacy Redelman

Stacy currently lives in Fond du Lac and is working  at Lightsmith Shop Art Glass. She has been a stained glass artist working at several studios from Madison to Texas and Fond du Lac. She's been doing stained glass for 32 years. She has repaired Tiffany and Frank Lloyd Wright panels to creating transom, sidelights, and nature scenes. She learned this because a state funded work program person cam to Shabazz, helping students find job training in areas they enjoy or have interest. I have been blessed with doing something I love my whole life, thanks to Shabazz. 

Stacy recently met with her English teacher Brenda. They hadn't seen each other for 30 years. "Kindred Spirits! What a joyous visit."

What is something about your Shabazz experience that you carry with you?  

"I always felt different and when I came to Shabazz, the people there students and teachers loved and accepted me for who I was. I sprouted like a flower going to Shabazz. I was interested in learning again and teachers there made it exciting and adventuresome. My total and complete experience with Shabazz was Joy. Thank you to all the teachers and great friends that I still have today."

Class of 1990

Lara Kain

Lara is living in Los Angeles, California and is a self-employed education consultant. Lara received a BA in Education from UW-Madison, a Masters in Public Administration from Evergreen State College. She is a national consultant for schools specializing in trauma-informed schools, school community partnership holistic reform models. Laura designed resilient schools pilot for Kaiser Permanente, which has been implemented in 20 schools across the country. "All this passion and knowledge stems from my experience at Shabazz and now schools are eating it up. About time!"

What is something about your Shabazz experience that you carry with you?  

"All the work I do with schools, all the best practices, the vision for what schools should be for ALL kids comes from my time at Shabazz. Way ahead of the curve, now schools are trying to replicate. "

Class of 2010

Tina Jenkins

Tina currently lives in Madison and is both in school and working. Tina graduated with her Associates Degree with honors in 2017 and transfered to UW-Whitewater in the spring of 2018, working towards a degree in Special Education.  She is working at Central Wisconsin Center in Madison. 

What is something about your Shabazz experience that you carry with you?  

"Spring Break in Pine Ridge."

Class of 2011

Jessica Jackson (Hill)

Jessica is currently working at Central Wisconsin Center. She has two daughters, one amazing husband, and three college degrees! Jessica runs into her former classmates all of the time at her current position. She sees many old classmates returning to school and she assists them with the process. 

What is something about your Shabazz experience that you carry with you? 

"Shabazz formed me into the person I am today. Every single teacher had an impact on my future and the success that has come after high school graduation. Shabazz was the only reason I completed high school and for that I am forever grateful. The experience of growing as a person, finding myself, and focusing on my future was all because of Shabazz!"