Traci Grissom, PE Teacher, Scottish Corners

Traci Grissom goes above and beyond for the students and staff of SCE everyday. She greets the students with music and dancing as they arrive to school in the morning and makes sure every student feels welcome. She works hard to give the students amazing experiences both in her PE class, but also outside of the classroom with SPARKS. She always goes the extra mile to make sure a student in need feels loved and supported even if it means giving up her lunch time to spend time with a student. She works hard to get to know every student and support their social and emotional needs. She is a very supportive colleague and always has your back. She is excited and willing to collaborate and help when a colleague needs it. She does all of this with a positive attitude and a smile on her face. I am so lucky to get to work with her everyday and call her my friend.

Traci is always looking out for what is best for students.  She has helped give opportunities for success for students through the Sparks jump rope team.  Some students may struggle with behavior or academically and this is a success area for them.  She is always offering to help with a student if I need support or to help with a duty.  Traci has given up a large part of her plan time to help students who need extra support or to be a safe place for them to go.  She is a lead teacher of the elementary PE teachers and organizes professional development.  She also is a leader at the state level and a model of how to exceed professional standards.