Traci was born and raised on California’s Central Coast. She developed a love for art, dance, theater and community building at an early age. Traci received her Bachelor’s degree in Community Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz. She has worked closely with young children for over a decade. Traci decided to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education during her work with several Bay Area non-profit organizations including, The Museum of Children’s Art, The San Francisco Children’s Art Center and Precita Eyes Muralists.
Traci has been teaching Pre-K for the past five years in the Bay Area. She is thrilled to bring her love of art, nature, and social justice to the Saklan community. When she isn’t laughing, getting messy, and having a ball at school, she enjoys getting messy at home. Traci finds inspiration in the uninhibited and carefree art of her students. She can often be found painting, drawing or taking photographs. She has had many photographs published by the analog film magazine, Films and Grains. Traci also loves to garden and hike in the beautiful California redwoods. She has become very fond of the Pacific Northwest and tries to explore the coast whenever possible. She could not be happier to join the Saklan team this year as the Pre-K Hoot Owl teacher!