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Tracy L Smith

My Story


Years ago, I transitioned from working as an engineer to an educator in order to make a difference in peoples’ lives.  I found a way as a physics teacher to not only share my passion for engineering and problem solving but also to influence and inspire today’s youth.  I believe that learning isn't just for the classroom, but for every moment in our day.  As an educator, I emphasize the importance of life skills such as communication, conflict resolution, self efficacy, social-emotional growth, and executive function in addition to learning technical content.

I am a proud wife and mother of four strong children.  Every day I am trying to find ways to positively impact their lives.  Being a parent is the greatest educator responsibility of all and I am far from an expert!  To ensure a fulfilling life for my family, I can not only focus on their individual development, but the overall growth of our community as a whole.  This world needs strong individuals to become agents of change in this complex time. I look to become a key tool in this undertaking for my family, neighborhood, and global community.


My life has been filled with many exciting adventures both personally and professionally and I know this is just the beginning.  How can I help you along your educational journey?  


Secondary Physics

Secondary Mathematics

K-12 Technology Education


BS Mechanical Engineering
(Lehigh University)

MS Automotive Systems Engineering
(University of Michigan)

MA Education
(University of Michigan)

Related Employment

Physics Teacher
Upper St. Clair High School, PA

Product Engineer

DaimlerChrysler, MI

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