Tracy has been teaching young children in Progressive Schools for 22 years.

She currently teaches Nursery-Kindergarten at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.  She is also a co-facilitator of the early-childhood Black affinity group, Blackspace.  Before arriving at University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in 2018, she taught at Baker Demonstration School, in Wilmette, IL for 13 years and School for Little Children in Evanston, IL for 4 years.

At the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Tracy is currently a N-K Lead Teacher. The energy in her classroom is not just representative of her life as a Black woman, but also as a progressive educator, ally and social justice advocate.  Tracy creates spaces where children can begin to grow their abilities to be more empathetic and become confident and competent in using their voices to advocate for themselves and others by questioning systems that prevent marginalized folks from obtaining equity and justice.  Through this teaching it is her dream that her students will realize that the culture they create now can be one which gives everyone the fair chance to prosper. Tracy believes that starting small and starting young is key to creating future citizens that will go on to repair the world.

Tracy holds a BS in Law Enforcement and Sociology from Western Illinois University, a MS in counseling from National-Louis University and a MAT from National-Louis University.

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