National Fishing in Schools Program
FEF Board of Directors 2nd 3 year term: 2010-2013; 2013-2016
PE Teacher, Tahoma High School, Washington
24129 231st Place SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038
A 1993 graduate of Washington State University, Tracy teaches health and fitness at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, Washington, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. As part of his program Tracy teaches outdoor recreation including; hiking, biking, rock climbing and fly-fishing. He has coached girls’ golf for 21 years. He was named NFL teacher of the year in 2012.
Since 2004, Tracy has been part of a sophomore integrated program, Outdoor Academy, which includes a language arts and science teacher and has an outdoor focus. The program was recognized with an educator award from the National Arbor Day Foundation for their stewardship work and the Washington Fish and Wildlife educator award for their work with natural resources.
Tracy believes that physically active students perform better academically. It is reinforced in Tahoma’s Outdoor Academy program, where students have continually scored 15% higher than their classmates on state assessments in reading, writing, and science.
Tracy is involved at the state level with the development and implementation of state assessments in health and fitness. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and the 2008 National Association for Sport and Physical Education, National High School Teacher of the Year.
Tracy is the team leader for the curriculum-writing team that created the "Cast A Fly, Catch A Student" curriculum for the National Fishing in Schools Program.