Congratulations to Ethnic Studies Resolution Committee Member Tracy Gill on being honored as "Regional Teacher of the Year"
West Seattle Blog
AUGUST 27, 2018 10:15 PM
Denny International Middle School social-studies teacher Tracy Gill has been honored as “Regional Teacher of the Year” – and that puts her in the running for the 2019 Washington State Teacher of the Year award. The Seattle Public Schools announcement also says:
At Denny International Middle School, Tracy is a member of their Racial Equity Team; responsible for developing the capacity of staff to adopt gap-closing strategies and build awareness of the impact of race and poverty on learning. She is knowledgeable at working with students from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Tracy has been an active leader of Seattle Public Schools’ Ethnic Studies Working Group and has worked to coordinate the development of curriculum pilots which will be the foundation for a future Ethnic Studies curriculum. Her activism also extends to the Race and Equity Center of the Seattle Education Association, and she has participated in events to help develop the knowledge and understanding of Seattle teachers.
She is a member of the Seattle-King County NAACP Ethnic Studies Resolution Committee, the group that wrote the resolution that spurred Seattle Public Schools efforts to expand and improve ethnic studies in Seattle’s curriculum.
Gill teaches social studies to sixth-graders at Denny. The state Teacher of the Year, for which she is one of 10 contenders, will be announced next month.
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