Tracy Wharton joins Mountain Discovery Charter School with over 10 years of experience in education. Her career in education began as a middle school math teacher. Varied experiences have afforded her the opportunity to work in various settings and grade levels from kindergarten through twelfth grade. After several years teaching math, she had the opportunity to work in a Day Treatment setting providing instruction in all content areas to at-risk students in 6th – 12th grades. This experience guided her toward pursuing a career shift to Exceptional Children’s Services. Tracy spent two years working as inclusion teacher with high school students. After obtaining her Master in Education for Curriculum and Instruction, she was given the opportunity to work at the district level for the Exceptional Children’s Department as both a Program Specialist and Behavior Specialist.
Tracy is a transplant to Western North Carolina with her husband, Trent, two sons Ares and Sage, and two cats Loki and Dexter. They have greatly enjoyed the mountainous terrain and enjoy the outdoors, and especially hiking, in their free time. The love of the outdoors and experiential based learning that Mountain Discovery Charter School promotes are just two of the many reasons why Tracy wanted to join the team. She hopes to share her passion with the students she will be working with.