Tracey Elizabeth Wong
(323) 617- 4570
To provide teachers and students with the skills and knowledge needed to be responsible future ready innovators, contributors and leaders.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Teaching reading, fluency and writing strategies and skills, obtaining grants, using technology for presentations and classroom implementation, building collaborative partnerships.
M.Ed. in School Library and Information Technologies
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Masters of Science in Reading
Herbert Lehman College, New York
Masters of Science in Elementary Education
Pace University, New York
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a concentration in Asian Studies
State University of New York at Binghamton, New York
School Library Media Specialist
Employed by Yonkers Public Schools, N.Y., September 2018 - present
Teach information literacy and literature appreciation lessons. Develop a multicultural collection. Organize and maintain current collection. Establish student service learning projects. Present professional development to educators.
School Library Media Specialist (Blind Brook Middle and High School):
Employed by Blind Brook / Rye Union Free School District, N.Y., September 2017 – July 2018
Ensure the learning community becomes ethical users of ideas and information. Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and compassionate, contributing community members and global citizens. Teach digital citizenship. Instill a love of learning in all students and promote equitable access to information. Collaborate with staff to design and implement lessons/ units of instruction to foster interdisciplinary connections. Assess student learning and instructional effectiveness.
School Library Media Specialist (Highview School):
Employed by Greenburgh Central School District, N.Y.,September 2016 – September 2017
Teach information literacy and literature appreciation lessons. Identify and develop proposals in order to obtain grant funding. Develop a multicultural collection. Organize and maintain current collection. Establish student service learning projects. Create grant proposals. Design and secure $550,000 My Brother's Keeper district grant.
Digital Transliteracy Information Specialist
American Passage, Tarrytown, N.Y., April 2015 - Present
Present life enrichment services to Alzheimer's and dementia residents. Engage elderly in transliteracy programming. Monitor independent verbalization with cueing. Stimulate five senses through multi-sensory activities. Stimulate reminiscence and reflection. Determine prior knowledge and prompt accountable talk discussion.
Library Media Specialist (Daniel Webster Magnet School):
Employed by City School District of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, N.Y., September 2015 - September 2016
Organize and maintain current collection.Maintain student-centered open access library format for multiple periods. Teach information literacy and literature appreciation lessons. Foster literature appreciation.
School Library Media Specialist (P.S. 54) :
Employed by New York City Department of Education, Bronx, N.Y., September 2012 - September 2015
Present professional development to teachers. Organize and maintain current collection. Identify and pursue funding sources for books to rebuild collection. Collaborate with classroom teachers for the purpose of planning Units of Study. Identify, locate, and facilitate use of books aligned with Units of Study for both teachers and students. Further develop available resources to support ELA Units of Study with an emphasis on content area work, book clubs. Maintain student-centered open access library format for multiple periods. Teach information literacy and literature appreciation lessons. Identify and develop proposals in order to obtain grant funding.
Practicum Mentee (P.S. / C.S. 102) :
Mansfield University School Library Information Technology Program, September 2012 – December 2012
Create and collaborate with teachers on information literacy lessons for book talks using Audacity and Glogster. Develop lesson plans for fluent student use of library pathfinder. Implement a school wide reading plan and incentive program. Develop a copyright presentation and lesson presented to both students and teachers. Create literature for summer reading. Present a PD on Diigo benefits and use. Compile and present a report on usage and the curriculum collection to the principal. Use Destiny to pull up statistical data, add and delete titles and list of books to be weeded. Coordinate and develop an author / illustrator visit and presentation.
Response to Intervention Specialist (P.S. 63) :
Employed by New York City Department of Education, Bronx, N.Y., December 2012 – June 2012
Identify and teach reading to at risk students. Administer and analyze running records. Teach reading to an ELL group. Conduct literature circles. Facilitate accountable talk. Provide leveled literacy intervention services. Maintain reading tracking sheets. Provide literacy based professional development and support to K to 2 teachers. Attend special education workshops. Identify, develop and implement grants.
1st Grade Collaborative Team Teacher (P.S. 63) :
Employed by New York City Department of Education, Bronx, N.Y., October 2009 - December 2012
Develop and implement reading, writing, social studies, science curriculum and multisensory lesson plans. Administer and analyze monthly running records. Compile reading tracking sheets. Conduct Fountas and Pinnell assessments. Create individual student goals. Collaborate and develop IEP goals. Design and implement behavior modification system. Conduct ELL sessions for literacy development. Created and coordinated proposals for grant opportunities.
Leveled Literacy Specialist (P.S. 63) :
Employed by New York City Department of Education, Bronx, N.Y., September 2008 – October 2009
Administer Observation Survey to the lowest identified students. Teach reading to at risk students. Administer and analyze running records. Organize and supervise annual weeklong book fair project. Provide professional development to K-2 teachers. Score ELA and science state exams.
Employed by Mercy College, Bronx, N.Y., January 2007 – May 2007
Teach reading assessment, effective intervention and strategies designed to assist struggling readers.
Reading Recovery Teacher (P.S. 63) :
Employed by New York City Department of Education, Bronx, N.Y. , September 2005 – September 2008
Administer Observation Survey to groups of children. Identify reading recovery candidates. Teach component specific lessons to bottom quartile students. Maintain accurate daily lesson records, running records, weekly book logs and book levels, records of reading and writing vocabulary. Monitor progress of discontinued children. Provide three behind the glass demonstrations for colleagues. Provide professional development and support to K-1 teachers. Participate in colleague visits. Attend Reading Recovery conferences and initiate professional development activities.
4th Grade Teacher (P.S. 396) :
Employed by New York City Department of Education, Bronx, N.Y. , March 2003 – September 2005
Develop and implement curriculum. Provide classroom instruction through a balanced literacy program. Teach test taking strategies and techniques for NY State reading and math tests. Foster student learning of measurement, geometric shapes and solids through TERC Investigation series. Enhance student comprehension, reading and communication skills. Teach academic, social and motor skills to elementary students.
Guided Math and Reading Teacher (P.S. 396) :
Employed by New York City Department of Education, Bronx, N.Y. , September 2002 – March 2003
Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study. Administer and critique data from norm-referenced and criterion referenced tests, formal and informal inventories, constructed response measures, portfolio based assessments, student self-evaluations, work/performance samples, observations, anecdotal records, journals and other indicators of student progress to inform instruction and learning. Counsel students on adjustment and academic problems. Initiate and conduct a lunchtime enrichment program. Actively substitute for K – 4th grade teachers.
Employed by Westchester Community College, Valhalla, N.Y., September 2001 – May 2006
Teach basic writing and essay composition. Guide literature seminars. Promote research skills.
Microsoft Innovative Educator Regional Lead
Reading Recovery Certified
Desire 2 Learn, MARC Cataloging, MAC and Prezi fluency
2018 Library Journal Mover & Shaker
2017 – 2021 Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Recipient
2017 Japan Foundation Recipient
2017 Lemelson- MIT Excite Award Winner
2017 #LearnMakeGive 3D Dremel Winner
2016 SW BOCES Makerspace Recipient
2016 ALA Scholastic Publishing Award
2015 NYC Golden Apple Boro Award
2015 Bette Midler New York Rose Project Award
2014 Recipient of the Laura Bush Collection Development Grant.
2014 Recipient of a $85,000 Reso A Grant.
2014 Recipient of Citizens NYC $5,000 Water Conservation Award.
2014 Recipient of Citizens NYC Composting Grant.
2014 Recipient of YSA Disney Friends for Change Grant.
2014 Recipient of Lowe’s $5,000 Grant.
2014 Recipient of the Shubert Arts Grant.
2014 Recipient of YSA Martin Luther King Jr. Day Grant.
2014 Recipient of the Target Family Reading Night Grant.
2013 Recipient of the Lois Covey Collection Development Grant.
2013 Recipient of YSA Anti Bullying Grant.
2013 Outstanding School Library & Information Technology Student, Mansfield University.
Supervised the 1st and 3rd place Citywide Winners of the 2013 Jewish Heritage Essay Contest.
2013 GenYouth Foundation Team Winner.
2013 Recipient of Fuel to Play 60.
2013 Recipient of the Target Family Reading Night Grant.
2013 Recipient of Citizen NYC Grant.
2013 Recipient of Fund for Public Schools REACH Grant.
Supervised the 2012 Boro Wide Winners of the 26th Annual Erza Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition.
Supervised the 1st and 2nd place Citywide Winners of the 2012 Jewish Heritage Essay Contest.
Recipient of the New Yorkers Read Grant.
Recipient of NYC Summer Quest Literacy Learning Initiative Camp Grant.
Recipient of 64 fully funded Donors Choose grants.
Test Taking Strategies Workshop
Literacy & Math Frameworks
Elementary Mathematics Conference
TERC Investigation Training
Children’s Literature Institute with Dr. Christopher Baker
NYU Reading Recovery Training
Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention Training
Erza Jack Keats Bookmaking
RTI (Response to Intervention) Training.
Virtual Learning Environments, NYSCATE, April 2020
STEM in the Library, AASL Conference, Louisville, KY, November 2019
Makey Makey, NYSCATE, Harrison, NY August 2019
Google - Training the Trainer, NYSCATE, Harrison, NY, July 2019
Makey Makey, NYSCATE, Harrison, NY, May 2019
Creative Coding with TEAMS and Micro:bits, PSLA Limitless Learning, Hershey, PA 2018
Microsoft Train the Teacher, Brooklyn, N.Y. February 2018
Microsoft Train The Teacher, Buffalo, N.Y. September 2017
Microsoft Train The Trainer, Edina, MN, August 2017
Game Design As A Catalyst For Learning, ISTE Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 2017
Game Design As A Catalyst For Learning, NYLA Conference, Buffalo, NY, May 2017
Getting Grants, PSLA Creating a Culture Of Curiosity, Hershey, PA, April 2017
Game Design As A Catalyst For Learning, Computers & Libraries, Washington, D.C., March 2017
Digital Storytelling, Minecraft in the Classroom, OneNote Personalized Student Notebooks, Speed Geeking , NYSCATE Unleash The Superhero Conference, November 2016
OneNote e-Portfolios for Students, NYCSLS Leadership Through Engagement Exploratorium, N.Y., N.Y. November 2016
e-Portfolios Showcase Learning, Microsoft Innovative Educator Conference, Denver, CO. June 2016
Redefine Learning - OneNote & Office 365, P.S. 375, N.Y., N.Y. , February 2016
Redefine Learning - OneNote & Office 365, NYCSLS PLN, Bronx, N.Y., March 2016
Redefine Learning - OneNote & Office 365, SWBOCES Exploratorium, Harrison, N.Y., March 2016
Powerful e-Portfolios, AASL Conference, Columbus, Ohio , November 2015
Powerful e-Portfolios, NYLA Conference, Lake Placid, N.Y., October 2015
STEM In The Library, NYC DOE Principals’ Conference, N.Y., N.Y. March 2015
Portfolios With Purpose, NYC DOE School Library Spring Exploratorium, N.Y., N.Y., May 2013
All About Grants , P.S. 54, Bronx, N.Y., February 2013
The Importance of Running Records, P.S. 63, Bronx, N.Y., January 2012
Writing in Depth, P.S. 63,Bronx, N.Y., November 2011
HIGHER EDUCATION ADJUNCT TEACHING EXPERIENCES:
Diagnosing Reading Difficulties, Mercy College, Bronx, N.Y. , January 2007 – May 2007
Basic Writing, Composition and Literature I and Composition and Literature II, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, N.Y., September 2001 – May 2006
Wong, Tracey. “Strategic Planning,” Library Media Connection, October 2012.
Wong, Tracey. " Are You Connected?" School Library Monthly, May/Jun2013.
Wong, Tracey. "Makerspaces Take Libraries by Storm." Library Media Connection
Wong, Tracey. "Building Bridges." Library Media Connection; Oct 2013.
Wong, Tracey. "Blueprint for Success." Library Media Connection. Mar/Apr2014.
Wong, Tracey. "My Favorite Four Letter Word." Library Media Connection. May/Jun2014.
Wong, Tracey. "Powerful Partnerships." Library Media Connection. Nov/Dec2014.
Wong, Tracey. "Compassion, Grit and Resilience: Gardening in the School Library." Library Media Connection.
March / April issue.
Wong, Tracey. "Advancing Through Advocacy." Library Media Connection. May 2015.
Wong, Tracey. "e-Tools & Ideas for English Language Learners" School Library Connection, Sept 2015,
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