Tracy Bledsoe Staff Photo
Education

Valdosta State College - B.S.Ed (Secondary Education - Math - 7-12)

Valdosta State University - M.S.Ed (Secondary Education - Math)



Experience

Valdosta High School:  1987-1992

Open Bible Christian School:  1992-2005

Cook High School:  2005-Present



Bio

My name is Tracy Bledsoe.  I grew up moving from school to school, being the daughter of a navy family.  We moved back to Lowndes County in 1976 where I graduated from Lowndes High in 1980.  I knew upon graduation from high school that I wanted to be a high school math teacher or an accountant.  I married my husband in 1981 and knew that I would stay in the area and become a math teacher.  I have always had a love of math.

My student teaching was completed at Valdosta High School.  I graduated from Valdosta State college in 1996 with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Mathematics.  Upon graduation I substitute taught from kindergarten through high school.  My first teaching opportunity came at Valdosta High School where I taught students who were below grade level and trying to improve their math ability to grade level.  I proceeded to teach general mathematics and algebra courses for a total of five years.

Next I moved from public school to private school.  At Open Bible Christian School I was the only full time math teacher.  My responsibilities ranged from teaching seventh through twelth grade.  The courses taught ranged from general math through pre-calculus.  I even had the opportunity to teach physical science, accounting, and word processing.  My private school experience lasted for thirteen years.

I returned back public school and started at Cook High in 2005 while I was working on attaining my Masters Degree in Secondary Education - Mathematics. While at Cook, I have taught Concepts of Problem Solving, Concepts of Algebra, Math 2, Math 3, Math 4, and Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, and Algebra 2. 

My philosophy of education is that all students can succeed.  I strive to help students to develope a love for mathematics, or at least to realize that they are capable of doing math.  I am always trying to improve my teaching as I encourage my students to improve their learning.