Tracey begins her 26th year in education. She has been a member of the Kings Highway School community since 1999 where she taught third grade before moving on to the reading specialist and literacy coach positions. She became an assistant principal at KHS in 2015 and then moved into the principal role in 2021.
Tracey is an instructional leader with a passion for continuously strengthening teaching and learning. She believes in spending time in classrooms alongside teachers and can often still be found co-teaching, coaching, or modeling a lesson. Tracey was trained at Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence and works on a district team to implement this work with the goal of fostering a more emotionally aware community. Tracey has also attended the Teachers College Reading and Writing Institutes at Columbia University and has led staff development not only at KHS, but in other districts around the area. She is always eager to share new learning and lead teachers to improve practice. Building community and rallying families and staff around a cause are important to Tracey's work. She has initiated whole school experiences such as a “One Book, Two Schools” read, annual book fairs that raise money to build classroom libraries, and a kindness project that focused on developing compassion, empathy, and tolerance.
Tracey received her B.A. degree in English and Elementary/Special Education at Boston College where she earned the John A. Schmitt award, given to the student who excelled in the pursuit of education. Tracey earned her master’s degree in reading at Southern Connecticut State University, as well as her language arts consultant certificate. She then completed her sixth-year at SCSU in educational leadership. She started her teaching career in the Bridgeport School System in 1996.
Tracey loves to read, run, hike, and travel to new places. She also enjoys watching her three children play sports.