Tracy is originally from Fairfield County Connecticut. She received her BS in Early Childhood Education from Southern Connecticut State University and her MA in both school and Community Counseling from Fairfield University. Tracy maintains her teaching credentials in both Utah and Connecticut. Before teaching at Shining Stars Tracy worked for the Literacy Project teaching their reading intervention program at the South Summit School District as well as teaching kindergarten at the Park City Day School. Tracy has lived in Park City for seven years with her husband, Scott, and their three children. When not teaching, she loves hiking, reading and riding her bike.
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Melissa
Ms. Nicole is originally from Orange County, CA, where she attended University of Southern California. She graduated with a BA in Art History. She then went on to Loyola Marymount University and received her Masters Degree in Elementary Education. Nicole student taught 3rd grade in Redondo Beach district, taught Kindergarten in Lennox school district and 2nd grade in Hermosa Beach district.
Before teaching at Shining Stars, Nicole was Administrator and Co-Administrator for 3 years. Nicole lives in Park City with her husband, Jim and their 3 children. All 3 of Nicole’s children have gone through Shining Stars program. When not teaching, she loves to travel, visit family in California, read, be active and spend time with family and friends.
Ms. Melissa is originally from Orange County, California, where she attended Chapman University. She graduated with a BA in Sociology and then went back to get her Multiple Subject (Grades K-6th) teaching credential with an emphasis in Reading. Melissa worked for the City of Orange organizing and implementing their elementary school's after-school programs. She also worked for Garden Grove School District and became a semi-permanent substitute teacher in a Kindergarten class. Before teaching at Shining Stars, Melissa was Administrator and Co-Administrator for 4 years. Melissa has lived in Park City for 9 years with her husband, Chris, and their three kids. When not teaching, she loves to spend time with her family, read or go for a great run or hike!