Chantal Mace joined the School of Education faculty with 15 joyful years of experience as a classroom teacher. Teaching has been woven into the fabric of her family history for several generations. In 2007, she earned her doctorate from St. Mary’s College, conducting case study research on teacher persistence in an era of profound attrition rates. Chantal is actively involved with Words Take Wing, an organization here at UC Davis, founded by her mentor Dr. Joanne Galli-Banducci as well as the Author in Residence program; both platforms that seek to amplify and honor diversity in children’s literature. Chantal Mace is very enthusiastic about working with our Credential and Master’s students in Teacher Education and also thoroughly enjoys being a mother to her 4 children.