Tracy Fray-Oliver

Vice President, Bank Street Education Center

As Vice President of the Bank Street Education Center, Tracy Fray-Oliver leads the division of the College that is committed to disrupting inequity through systems-level change by working closely with partners—from teachers and families to policymakers and higher education leaders— to design better educational learning experiences for everyone. Through large-scale instructional improvement engagements, the Education Center brings Bank Street’s deep expertise in adult learning and child development to districts, other school management systems, and support organizations across the country.

Tracy began her career in education after graduating from John Jay College of Criminal Justice as a middle school math teacher. After earning her master’s degree in Mathematics Education from Brooklyn College, she transitioned into the role of a math coach and instructional specialist.

Inspired by her work at the school level, Tracy continued her commitment to curriculum and instruction at the New York City Department of Education district office where she served in a variety of roles, first working as the Director of Mathematics Curriculum and the Common Core Fellows Program to support the city’s transition to the Common Core Standards—working with teachers, principals, and leading experts to integrate these new standards into instructional resources and guidance for citywide adoption—and then as the Senior Director of STEM, playing a major role in defining the city’s approach to STEM instruction. Tracy has also led multiple project teams with organizations that impact children and educators across the country, from Newark to New Orleans and downtown Manhattan to mile-high Denver.