Born and raised in Saint Louis, Mo, Traci moved to the Joplin area where she attended Missouri Southern State University on a track scholarship. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Health promotion and wellness from MSSU. Traci will be graduating from Pitt State University in December 2022 with her M.S degree in Health, Human Recreation, and performance. Traci came to TJ in 2019 as the head track and field coach. Traci became apart of the basketball staff in 2019 and began head coach for the 2021 season. Traci has previously taught motor lab in the Neosho school district and began her first year of Physical Education teaching in 2022. Traci has two children, with one (so far) enrolled as a current TJ student.