Welcome to 2nd Grade! My name is Traci Rutledge and I am so thrilled to be your teacher! I’m looking forward to a year of learning, fun, and adventures and I can’t wait to learn all about you. This will be my 6th year at Glenn Duffy Elementary teaching 2nd Grade and I absolutely adore Gravette. Here’s a little bit about myself:
I went to elementary, middle, junior high, and high school in McKinney, Texas. My dad is a coach and teacher and my mom enjoys teaching the Kindergarten Sunday School class. I am the middle child and only daughter with two brothers.
After graduating high school, I worked at a learning center with Pre-K and waited tables at night while going to the local community college. I then transferred to Harding University where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.
I moved back to McKinney after graduation and taught 2nd Grade Bilingual at Luna Elementary in Garland, Texas. While in McKinney, I met my amazing husband, Alan, who is from Arkansas, married him and we immediately started a family. We moved to Northwest Arkansas in 2008 and really love it here. We have a sweet daughter, Kylie, who just turned 17 and will be a Junior at Gravette High School. She is a cheerleader so you will probably see us at football and basketball games! GO LIONS!
We also have an amazing son named Riley who is a very special little boy. He has autism and has taught me how to be a lot more patient and understanding. We celebrate his strengths daily as he has taught me quite a few things in the process. Every day we celebrate and are thankful for small miracles.
Feel free to contact me anytime with questions you may have. I want this year to be a successful learning year for your child. Thank you for your help, support, and for sharing your child with me.