Licensed master teacher Tracy McQuay has taught elementary school in the Carson City School District for 20 years. She received her Master's Degree in Integrating Arts in Education from Lesley University in 2011 and has been an active poet in her community studying with poets such as Billy Collins, Ellen Hopkins, Bill Cowee, and Krista Lukas.
McQuay's passion for writing integrates well with her love of teaching. For seven years, Tracy taught multi-age students how to read, write, and dramatize poetry in an after-school poetry program. She has used the same techniques of experiential instruction to guide adults to write during community workshops. She continues her education in the art of writing by attending events through the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Recently, she studied narrative voice with author Joyce Maynard in Guatemala.
Carson City, NV