A strong advocate for the importance of elementary art education for over three decades, Tracy Williams Cheney aims for total engagement of the heart, mind, and body. Through art, Tracy practices a key 21st century education tenet: Provide ample opportunities for students to make original, creative choices.
Tracy has a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, and a Masters in School Administration. Among her personal creative endeavors, Tracy produced an award-winning public radio show on educational issues called Making the Grade. She is the author and illustrator of numerous books and articles, participated in numerous art shows, and created artwork on display in public and private spaces. The California Art Education Association named her Outstanding Elementary Visual Art Educator for 2013, she was a 2015 nominee for Teacher of the Year, Encino Chamber of Commerce, and received an Exemplary Visual Arts Program Award for Use of Gifted and Talented, Integration, and Sequential Programming in 2015.
But it is not awards and recognition that drive or characterize Tracy. It is her passion to find and unlock the creative thinking within every Berkeley Hall student while developing their skills to work with the visual language. Students are equipped to participate in the vibrant creative economy that fuels Los Angeles – where creative problem-solving and innovation will play a key role in their jobs of the future.
Tracy Williams Cheney
Another Reason to Choose Berkeley Hall