ESL, Room 211
“Being a successful English as a Second Language teacher is about more than just teaching students to speak a new language. It is about helping them adjust to their school environment and feel a part of the school community. Because I am an out-of-classroom teacher, my goals are set specifically around each child. I love to see how each child grows and develops in his or her own unique way and to help children foster relationships with other students. Language acquisition is a complex process and involves many facets of getting to know the child.”
Tracey McNeil earned a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature at Bryn Mawr College. She also minored in Spanish and lived abroad with a Spanish family during college. Tracey holds a master’s degree in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Long Island University, where she also completed an advanced degree in Early Childhood Education. Tracey is certified to teach English as a Second Language (ESL), Early Childhood Education, and Childhood Education. She began teaching at PS8 in 2003.
Outside of school, Tracey enjoys hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, cooking, knitting, and spending time with friends and family.