Grosvenor Teacher Fellow
Melissa Tracy is a National Board–certified ninth-11th-grade social studies teacher at Odyssey Charter School, a dual-language Greek school in Wilmington, Delaware. She teaches Advanced Placement human geography, world geography, global civics, United States history, and food studies and serves as the high school social studies department chair. At her school, Melissa is also the teacher advisor for Model United Nations, Youth in Government program, Diversity Club, and the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society. She also serves as the garden program coordinator for kindergarten through 12th grade. Melissa is passionate about civic education, global studies, and teacher leadership. She previously taught sixth-12th grade social studies at Conrad Schools of Science in Delaware for a decade. Prior to teaching in Delaware, Melissa taught in India, Poland, and Thailand. She earned a bachelor’s in history from Tulane University in Louisiana, a master of education in curriculum and instruction (social studies) from the University of Delaware, and a master’s in United States history from Villanova University in Pennsylvania as a James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation Fellow. Additionally, Melissa is a 2014 Hope Street Group Teacher Fellow, an America Achieves Fellow (cohort 3), and a 2017 American Geographical Society Teacher Fellow. She is a current member of the iCivics teacher network, is a Teach SDGs Ambassador, and serves as a teacher advisory council member for both the National Humanities Center and Hope Street Group.