Tracy Kelley is a specialist with Insight Education Group. In this role, she partners with clients to provide targeted support on leadership development, school improvement, and asset-based school reviews.
Prior to consulting, Tracy worked as the founding Portfolio Director of Public Square Partnership, a placed-based funder committed to improving public education opportunities for children by building a robust portfolio of organizations working collaboratively to create high quality schools in Connecticut’s highest need districts. Prior to that, she served as Project Manager with Schoolworks, an educational support organization. Before that, Tracy worked in the Office of New Initiatives at Baltimore City Public Schools where she created the district’s first pipeline of pre-approved turnaround service providers and school leaders.
Tracy began her education career in Chicago Public Schools as a classroom teacher and later as a Library Media Specialist. Under the leadership of Arne Duncan, she was an integral member of the Renaissance 2010 team in the Office of New Schools, overseeing recruitment, authorization, and development of all new and emerging charter, turnaround, and contract schools for the nation’s third largest school district.
Tracy holds a B.A. in English from Marquette University in Milwaukee and a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.