Though very different from Mrs. Dent, Ms. Stafford held her same values and proved to be a good teacher, despite it resulting in her firing. She was characterized as optimistic as she was the pep squad supervisor and Veronica was skeptical of her ability to teach the class.
When she published Veronica's article, which revealed that the fire drills the school was holding were actually evacuations for a bomb threat, Principal Clemmons reprimands her and threatens termination due to the compromising of confidential information. However, Ms. Stafford publishes the final article and she is let go.
As she walks out of the classroom, the audience hears Veronica take on Ms. Stafford's peppy personality and motivate the class. She smiles.