Tracey Conrad spent nearly 30 years in public education, 20 of which were in an administrative role. Most recently, she served as the principal of a large urban/suburban high school. She has always been extremely committed to social justice issues within the public school system. As a high school principal, she successfully partnered with Equal Opportunity Schools to close the AP access gaps. She retired from Columbia Public Schools in 2014.
Tracey earned her BSED in biology, Master of Educational Administration, Educational Specialist, and Doctorate of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Most recently, she received the 2014 UCEA Excellence in Educational Leadership Award, due in part to her work with Equal Opportunity Schools and commitment to achieving equitable access to Advanced Placement classes for all students. She continues her work for social justice as a Partnership Director and a member of the Strategic Initiatives Team.