Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

TRACY RUCKER is an outstanding, award-winning world language teacher with more than 25 years of teaching experience in both in-person and in online learning environments. A frequent regional and state conference presenter, he is known for helping world language teachers enhance their existing programs by incorporating many effective strategies that incorporate interpersonal communication and global awareness techniques into the classroom.

Tracy emphasizes practical strategies that accelerate the use of target language, cultural connections and contextualized grammar in the world language classroom. Tracy brings to his seminars a high level of understanding of proficiency and how to train students to spiral through performance levels while honing skills. He also brings a high energy level and a wealth of expertise along with a keen sense of humor and down-to-earth realism about what works in today’s world language classroom. Tracy is well known for his enthusiastic, lively seminars that leave participants rejuvenated and eager to implement new strategies and ideas in their own classrooms.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Tracy's seminar was chockfull of information and effective teaching strategies, all presented in a dynamic fashion”
Julie Sillings, Italian Teacher

Tracy is nothing short of inspirational! He bought a fantastic approach and manner of interacting with each person in the room.”
Ellen Crittenden, World Language Teacher

“Tracy is an energetic, engaging and kind presenter. He offered many tools and strategies for a language classroom. He modeled passion and compassion through personal anecdotes and interactions.”
Rachel Myhre, Spanish Teacher

Tracy presents many creative ideas! I especially like his proficiency portfolio.”
Angela Guliemetti, German Teacher

“Mr. Rucker is a very energetic, professional and eloquent speaker. It is evident that he knows his content and pedagogy. Everything that he presents is something that he has used in his own classroom.”
Aracelis Perez, Spanish Teacher

Tracy's enthusiasm is contagious! His passion for world language teaching is clearly evident. I have so many ideas to take back to my classroom and share with other world language teachers.”
Alexandra Vanderbuilt, World Language Teacher and Staff Developer

Tracy's seminar included very practical ideas I can take straight back to the classroom. There are other ideas I can explore and decide how to incorporate. I like that he is currently in a high school world language setting because I am, too.”
Del Swartzentruber, Spanish Teacher