|The first day-long introduction to Welcoming Schools, conducted in collaboration with the Safe Schools Coalition, was held in Seattle in 2010. The event drew teams of people from Washington schools, including Tracy Flynn, a parent and educator who is now our regional consultant in this region. Tracy now works directly with schools and organizes Introductions to Welcoming Schools for educators, administrators and parents throughout the Pacific Northwest. Contact Tracy to learn more about Welcoming Schools' work in the Pacific Northwest!|
Tracy Flynn, M.Ed.
Region: Pacific Northwest
Location: Seattle, WA
Areas of Expertise:
Training, Facilitation and Curriculum Design
Tracy Flynn is a Welcoming Schools Regional Consultant providing training, technical assistance and coaching to schools, school districts and youth and family serving organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Drawing from extensive experience in schools and community organizations, Tracy approaches her consulting and training with an understanding of the challenges and realities of working in a school. With this understanding, she helps provide administrators, educators and staff with the tools and support they need to utilize the Welcoming Schools approach and create a safe and welcoming learning environment for all students.
Tracy has a broad background working with local and national health, welfare, and education institutions on the development, delivery and expansion of effective and culturally competent, research-based programs. Prior to joining the Welcoming Schools team, Tracy worked as a Health Curriculum Specialist with Seattle Public Schools; as a Training Director with the National CASA Association (a national non-profit providing grants and training related to foster care) and as Director of Training with Planned Parenthood of Western Washington (now PPGNW). Tracy holds a Masters in Adult Education and currently serves as adjunct faculty at several universities in the Seattle area.
Tracy is proud to call Seattle her home and enjoys walking in the rain, hiking and generally spending time outdoors. She feels blessed to spend time with her family and friends.
One thing that excites me about Welcoming Schools is…
“…that this program meets a huge unmet need for professionals working with elementary school age youth. I enjoy training educators and staff who are on the frontlines and providing coaching and technical assistance to school, district and community leaders. I have seen both groups benefit greatly from having Welcoming Schools as a resource. It helps them to be ready and able to address real life issues important to the children and families with which they work.”