Tracey A. Hulen
Tracey Hulen is an elementary and middle school mathematics specialist with experience leading two professional learning communities in Fairfax County, Virginia, to Model PLC status.
Tracey A. Hulen
Tracey Hulen is an elementary and middle school mathematics specialist who has experience leading two professional learning communities in Fairfax County, Virginia, to Model PLC status. Tracey also specializes in social-emotional learning and possesses a wide range of experience in using data to drive instruction.
Tracey served as a mathematics specialist at Mason Crest Elementary in Annandale, Virginia, a Model PLC and winner of the inaugural DuFour Award in 2016. Her work with preK–6 teacher teams was instrumental in helping build and support the school’s innovative mathematics program. Tracey also worked to support early-childhood teams by integrating social-emotional learning with academic learning. Under her leadership, Mason Crest consistently achieved outstanding results in mathematics on the Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools.
For four years, Tracey worked with the mathematics team at the Fairfax County Public Schools Instructional Services Department, which serves 140 elementary schools in Virginia. Her work supported the development of FCPS’s rigorous mathematics curriculum, assessments, and instructional programs. Tracey also facilitated FCPS’s mathematics professional development for administrators, instructional coaches, and elementary teachers. She worked to provide individualized support to schools in planning, creating assessments, discussion data, determining lesson study, differentiated instruction, and utilizing best practices in mathematics.
In 2006, Tracey served as a Title I mathematics coach, passionately leading other mathematics specialists and resources teachers in Fairfax County’s Title I schools.
Tracey previously served as a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Educational Materials Committee, advising board members on matters related to the council’s publications, as well as proposing, reviewing, and approving manuscripts for publication.
Along with Diane Kerr, Jacqueline Heller, and Brian K. Butler, Tracey is a coauthor of What About Us? The PLC at Work® Process for Grades PreK-2 Teams. Her writing has also been published in AllThingsPLC Magazine and The Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations from the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition.
Tracey earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia. To learn more about Tracey’s work, follow her on Twitter at @traceyhulen.
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Presentations by Tracey A. Hulen
- Evaluating Early Childhood Curriculum, Learning Domains, and Learning Environments
- Developmentally Appropriate Assessments and Tools for Analyzing Data in Early Childhood
- Differentiating Instruction to Engage, Support, and Extend PreK-2 Graders
- Integrating Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) with Academic Learning in the Elementary Grades