Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Tracy Zalud
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year at Long Beach Elementary School! I am so excited to begin my 11th year of teaching, all of which have been in SD308. In May 2020, I earned my doctorate degree from Aurora University in Curriculum & Instruction. I also have a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Aurora University and a Bachelor's degree in Child Development from Illinois State University. I earned National Board Certification in 2015 and obtained the Gifted Education Endorsement in 2014.
This year I am the gifted education Math teacher for fourth and fifth grades at both Hunt Club Elementary School (A.M.) and Long Beach Elementary School (P.M.). My passion is creating math learning experiences that help my students develop their capacity for logic, problem-solving, curiosity, and creativity in an innovative and collaborative learning environment. I want my students to be full of wonder and experience mathematics as fascinating, challenging, and fun!