Tracy Erland Zehnder

Tracy Erland Zehnder

All - Resource Specialist and Special Education Coordinator

Tracy.ErlandZehnder@larchmontcharter.org

I am a Southern California Native! As are my parents! I am currently living with my 18 year old son Dillon, husband Tom, dog Kona Baby and cat Ranger in Culver City. My current obsession is knitting - attempting to make my first sweater! I also love books and have been in the same Book Club for the last 15 years. I love most genres but have recently been introduced to Science Fiction/Fantasy...super fun! I also really enjoy traveling and did my first river rafting trip this summer!

I am happy to be starting my 6th year at Larchmont and feel very grateful for the opportunity to work another year with these great teachers and staff!

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
Graduate School - Loyola Marymount University, Masters in Education Specialist. Undergraduate - Cal State Dominguez Hills Major Psychology, Minor Sociology

What is your highest degree held?
Masters Degree

Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
I wanted to try and make difference in the lives of kids that don't always fit into the traditional 'student' box. Special Education was the perfect fit for me.

How long have you been teaching/working in education?
6 years

What is your favorite thing about LCS?
Collaboration between my fellow teachers, parents and students. I love the people I work with and how willing they are to try new things to help the students they work with.

What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
The Sneeches by Dr. Seuss