Traci Chance

Tracie Chance

Grade 6 Homeroom – English, Grades 6-10

My favorite question from a student is any question I don’t know the answer to.


To accompany my students in their search for understanding, to delight with them in the thrill of intellectual curiosity, is the reward of the classroom.  Language, both written and spoken, both received and broadcast, is my passion.  Over the past 34 years of full time teaching, I’ve grown to cherish my role in coaching students to find and build their unique voices through varied ELA curriculums and to use those voices for a better world. 

Literacy is the powerful bedrock of education.  I carry in my heart American poet Archibald MacLeish’s observation that “What is more important in a library than anything else – than everything else – is the fact that it exists.”  Read on! 


  • Paralegal Certification Program, Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, TN, 2017
  • Ph.D. Coursework, Rhetoric and Linguistics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, 1997
  • M.A.T., English, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 1989
  • B.A., English and Communications, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 1987