Hi, my name is Tracy M. Dobbs and I am from Gulfport, MS, and currently live in Cinco Ranch. I graduated from St. John High School in 1988 and earned my Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Science Education in 1994 from the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi. I hold a lifetime teaching certificate in the area of Biology. I have taught science at the middle and high school level since 1995. I am certified to teach middle school and high school science in the state of Texas. I will always strive to be a lifelong learner and continue to educate myself through various programs both district and college driven.
I am the proud mother of three daughters, two of them being identical twins. My daughter, Madison, is 24 and is a graphic designer for the Texas Tribune newspaper. She lives in Austin. My daughter, Bailey, is 21 and is a senior at the University of Texas and also is on the soccer team. My daughter, Sydney, is 21 and is a senior at Tulane University. We value education as a priority in life. We love academics and athletics (all 3 played soccer) so you are likely to see me at our athletic events cheering our athletes on to victory/success!
My teaching philosophy is very simple... students do not care how much you know, UNTIL they know how much YOU CARE. I believe that student success is created through “meaningful relationships.”
CARING is what they need first, after they know I care then they open up their heart and mind and I can teach them. I show my caring by forming “relationships” with my students and trying to help them find their dreams and strengths so they can believe in themselves the way I believe in them. Either way, they are the FUTURE and have UNLIMITED VALUE!
Students learn science by DOING science, and that my classes are a “medium” through which my students will learn life skills that are critical for their success in college and future careers. As our students must be prepared to work cooperatively in a global and technological society where many of them will eventually hold jobs that do not yet exist, I emphasize critical thinking and problem solving, using our TEKS science curriculum to develop good evidence-based reasoning and communication skills.
I look forward to a wonderful year of learning and discovery and want to thank you for sharing your son or daughter with me for 2020-2021!