Ms. Freyre holds a B.A. in English literature from the University of Virginia, as well as an M.A. and secondary English teaching credential from the University of California at Berkeley. She also holds a supplemental secondary authorization to teach Spanish. Currently a teacher, site instructional coach, and site professional development coordinator at San Mateo High School, she has been a classroom teacher of English, English language development, and Spanish for native Spanish speakers for the past seventeen years in both the San Mateo Union High School District and Hayward Unified School District. As a Fulbright recipient, she taught at Colegio Colombo Americano in Colombia for one year, and spent another year teaching in Chile. She has also spent two summers teaching an argumentative writing course at Nansha College Prep Academy in Nasha, China with the Bay Area Writing Project. Tracey has been a mentor teacher for student teachers from both the Stanford Education Program and the University of California at Berkeley Multicultural Secondary Education program. She has also worked as a SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) teacher trainer in Hayward, a district literacy coach and a Constructing Meaning trainer in San Mateo Union High School District, a Bay Area Writer’s Project Teacher Consultant, and a National Writing Project teacher consultant on projects focusing on assessment and writing instruction for English learners, as well as the development of a writing framework for teachers.
Ms. Freyre is eager to support students in their writing process for the college application. When she is not in the classroom, you can find her immersed with her next travel plans, bilingualism, and spending time with her family.