Vice President | Southern Nevada Black Educators
Dr. Tracy Edwards began her career as an educator in Chicago where she worked as a middle school teacher, instructional coach, and department chair. Tracy also served as lead Curriculum Designer and Professional Development Specialist for DePaul University/Digital Youth Network in Chicago, where she assisted in the design and implementation of an online writing curriculum for elementary schools throughout the city. With over 20 years of experience as an educator, Tracy currently serves as a Literacy Strategist in Southern Nevada. Tracy served as a Teach Plus Nevada Educational Policy Fellow for 2 years, where she worked closely with other teacher leaders, school officials, and legislators advocating for systemic change by identifying, examining, and making policy recommendations aimed at impacting student achievement in Southern Nevada. Tracy has co-authored policy memos at the state and federal levels on topics such as teacher retention and recruitment and policy recommendations around federal funding during the Covid-19 pandemic. Tracy is also a published writer and has written about topics such as social-emotional learning, addressing student trauma, the need for the accurate representation of history, and cultivating relationships with families. Tracy serves as the Vice President of the Southern Black Educators Initiative and has also held leadership positions at the UNCF Las Vegas Chapter and CodeSwitch Las Vegas where she continues to be an active supporter and advocate.
Overview: The 100 Black Men of America, Inc., in collaboration with State Farm, established and implemented the Dollars and $ense Youth Investment Competition to address and help eradicate financial illiteracy among youth of color. This rigorous financial literacy program was designed to provide high school students with early opportunities to learn and apply best practice principles for saving and investing. Attendees will get to witness the finalists compete for their chance to win scholarships and earn the Championship title and trophy.