Tracey Miller is a lifelong resident of Merrick, moving here at just four months of age. She attended Camp Avenue School and was one of the first participants in the WINGS program in the district. She then attended the Brookside Junior High School (now the CHS Administration building) and is a proud Calhoun High School graduate (Class of 1985).
Ms. Miller attended Boston University and Queens College for a Master’s degree in Earth Science and Education. Much of her adult life has been concerned with education. She currently teaches Science at the Thomas J. McAnn Middle School in Woodside, Queens. Previously, she taught Earth Science, Marine Biology and Forensics at Lindenhurst High School. Additionally, she taught Earth Science at Franklin K. Lane High School in Brooklyn.
Ms. Miller been an active volunteer in the North Merrick community for many years and has been involved in both CYO and PAL soccer while her children played. She is also an active scout mother: first as a den mother with Pack 206 where she spent many Friday nights in the Camp Avenue gym at the monthly pack night, and as a committee member and chairperson for Troop 351 where one son, Zachary, has achieved Eagle rank and the other, Luke is on the Path to Eagle. Further, she was also a Calhoun Football family mother where every Friday night, she had dinner with the football team to encourage sportsmanship and camaraderie, and she continues to this day with Calhoun Wrestling dinners.
Ms. Miller says she especially values the music program in the North Merrick schools, and she believes the foundation her sons received as music learners in Camp Avenue School has led the to their success in both the MAMS and Calhoun bands. "When children learn to love music at a young age their achievement knows no bounds!," she adds.
Her roots in North Merrick run deep. Having lived here the majority of her life, she wanted to raise her children where she was raised because she feels North Merrick is a great place to live and learn. She benefitted from an education in the North Merrick schools and wanted to give her sons the same experience she received.
She is excited to serve on the North Merrick Board of Education in order to preserve and strengthen this wonderful district for the future generations of North Merrick children to come through the Camp Avenue, Old Mill Road, and Harold D. Fayette Schools!