Director of Instruction & Program Development at Yorkville School District, Gifted Education Consultant for the State of Illinois & Member of the Board of Directors for the Illinois Association of Gifted Children
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Tracey has been actively involved in gifted education for 16 years, starting as a parent of a gifted son. Recognizing the lack of understanding and support for these kids, Tracey became an advocate for not only her son but for all gifted children. In 1998, Tracey did extensive research on acceleration learning using districts in the Northern Illinois area as well as contacting many experts in the field of gifted education. She worked with Yorkville School District to set up the first whole grade acceleration policy. Her son was radically accelerated in 1999.
In 2002, Tracey went back to school to complete her MATC and focused all of her education towards gifted students. Since then, Tracey has been a 5th grade gifted teacher, a gifted resource teacher for students grades 3-8, Director of Gifted Education working to create a K-2 enrichment, 3-8 gifted program and a consultant for grades 9-12. She has also become a consultant, trainer, and mentor for the state of Illinois and the Gifted Education Seminar.
Cooperatition and the Building of Foximus Prime
What can on person with passion and the belief that they can change the way we educate children accomplish? Tracey Hosey explores her journey discovering the FIRST Robotics Competition and how it has inspired students with a new way of approaching learning and competition.