Iline Tracey: A Devoted Leader in Her Community

It takes true dedication and commitment to both serve and be an active member of your community. Dr. Iline P. Tracey, member of School Administrators Association of New Haven (Connecticut), AFSA Local 18, exemplifies just that.

She is being honored by the Black and Hispanic Caucus of New Haven for her more than 31 years of service to the community. This honor is given to individuals who have made a pronounced positive impact on the community—an apt description of Dr. Tracey, who has served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and director of instruction for New Haven Public Schools.

In her years as principal, she turned around a school, bringing it from failing to making adequate yearly progress . Under her leadership, the school received a national Magnet School of Excellence Award as well as International Baccalaureate authorization for both its primary and middle years program. Most recently, she facilitated two comprehensive high school redesign processes.

Additionally, Dr. Tracey has taught at Southern Connecticut State University, addressing the needs of incoming freshmen. She is highly respected by her colleagues and sought after by many other educators within the New Haven Public Schools community.

“Dr. Iline Tracey is a staunch advocate for children, a mentor/coach for new and veteran leaders and a pillar of integrity,” says Cheryl Brown, SAA, AFSA Local 18 member. “She has touched the lives of hundreds of students and families.”