Tracey double majored in Psychology and Education from Ramapo College of New Jersey. During her time there she enjoyed being a collegiate athlete on the women's soccer team. She went on to Montclair State University where she received her Master's in Educational Leadership and holds a Supervisory Certificate.
Tracey worked in the NJ Public School system as a Math/Science teacher for 8 years where she also developed and wrote curriculum. Tracey joined the Fusion Academy Morristown campus in NJ in 2014 as a Math/Science teacher, and after a year moved out to Chicago to help open the Lake Forest campus as the Master Teacher. After being promoted to Assistant Director, Tracey hired, trained, and developed a team of teachers and maintained a positive, collaborative culture. She successfully established policies and procedures that ensured smooth, daily campus operations and fostered teacher-led initiatives that allowed each staff member to set commitments to meet their own personal, professional, and campus vision. In 2018, she was honored with the opportunity to become the Head of School at the Evanston Campus. Tracey transitioned to an already established campus and delicately and intentionally revitalized the culture and transformed the relationships with community stakeholders.
Tracey has studied how learning occurs when a student has been predisposed to environmental stressors and traumas, unique learning differences, and the adolescent navigation of the social and emotional journey. Differentiated learning fascinates her, and through her educational career she has cultivated her own niche as an educator in connecting to her students, families, and community stakeholders. She has experience in trauma-informed curricula and de-escalation, and extensive training in crisis management. Her background and experience in Psychology have proven successful when supporting students with executive functioning, motivation, connection to community, fostering independence, exploring future thinking, and goal-setting. She has a vision of growing the Yellowbrick adolescent program into a fully functioning therapeutic/academic setting where the fear of missing instruction is non-existent.
Tracey has a passion for education; not only in academics but in social and emotional support for young people. She brings energy and creativity to her work and tirelessly pursues growth opportunities and challenges. Tracey enjoys cooking, hiking, singing, doing anything artistic, and watching endless Netflix shows and documentaries. She enjoys every moment she spends with her husband and son - family is everything!