Prior to founding Harkins Consulting, Tracy worked as an Education Consultant, Education Program Manager and, most recently, served as the Executive Director of the non-profit company, KIDS Consortium. In these positions, she created and delivered professional development programs and resources on service-learning for fourteen years. She worked with school districts, communities and state agencies as they developed policies and support structures to sustain service-learning. Tracy co-authored three books: KIDS as Planners Guidebook, Working With KIDS: A Service-Learning Guide for Community Partners, and Integrating Scientific Practices and Service-Learning: Engaging Students in STEM.
Tracy began her career as an elementary and middle school teacher. She holds certificates in mediation, conflict resolution, and facilitation, a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Southern Maine, a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Southern New Hampshire, and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management.
When Tracy is not traveling for work, she enjoys spending time at her home on Duck Puddle Pond in Maine, with her husband, Scott and her dog, Ponder.