Tracey Winey is the Media and STEM specialist at Preston Middle School and she is passionate about creating authentic opportunities for all students. She believes the world’s biggest source of untapped potential is the talent and intellect of today’s youth. Tracey is a founder of a philanthropic engineering group called Engineering Brightness, she is an original member of the board of directors for the STEM educator Symposium (SES), and she also teaches Instructional Technology and Assessment at Colorado State university. Recently, Tracey was selected to be an Allen Distinguished Educator. Every year her professional learning circle grows and inspires Tracey to keep learning and being the best teacher she can be. Colorado is Tracey’s home. She and her family enjoy the beauty and excitement of the region by camping, hiking, and preparing many home grown meals together.