Tracy has taught children from birth through adolescence in District, Charter, and Independent Schools. Tracy received her Masters in the Science of Teaching from Pace University in 2006 in conjunction with Teach For America. After teaching for five years, Tracy continued her graduate studies at the Bankstreet College of Education and Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, in the Infant and Family Development Dual Degree with a specialization in Early Childhood Trauma. Through this program, she was a Clinical Social Work Graduate Student Intern with the Child Development Center of the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services. In this role she provided psychotherapy and dyadic play therapy, coordinated evaluations, and provided support for caregivers seeking eligibility for special education services through the Committee on Preschool Special Education. Prior to working for the New York City Department of Education as an Authentic Assessment Specialist, Tracy was an Infant Mental Health Consultant at the Ryan Women and Children’s Center where she screened young children for developmental delays and supported families seeking Early Intervention Services. Tracy Larry attended the University of California, Los Angeles as a Ralph J Bunche Alumni Scholar. There she participated in the College Honors Program and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education.She is committed to building strong families and communities through the realms of education and mental health.
UCLA - Bachelors, Psychology
Bankstreet College of Education/ Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College - Masters, Early Childhood Education/ Social Work
Elementary School Math
High School English
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
Children learn best when they are excited about the learning process. To that end, it is important to utilize their interests and strengths to help develop their skills in areas that are a challenge. It is equally important to help children understand that hard work and perseverance are key elements in success. I encourage children to become inquisitive, lifelong learners.