Tracy Faulkner became a Catholic school champion before she became a Catholic. A K-12 student in public schools, she said, “I knew Catholic education was the answer when I met my fellow freshmen at college. The ones who went to Catholic schools weren’t necessarily smarter than other students, but they were more prepared. They could tackle what they were learning. “ Then she added with a chuckle, “They used notecards. And highlighters!”
Not long after finishing college, Tracy converted to Catholicism. Today she is not only a Catholic school parent, but an employee of the Alliance for Catholic Education. Her 3 boys, Jake (13), Ben (11), and Will (9) attend Catholic schools, where Tracy is known, among other things, as the “Scrip Lady.” Asked why she sends her sons to Catholic schools, she answers, “Catholic schools create well-rounded adults. The commitment to faith, service, and education—my boys are getting all of that there. That commitment is becoming part of their nature.”
It’s clearly part of Tracy’s nature, too. You might see her saving recyclable paper so she can donate it to her kids’ school. She also stockpiles tape and other left-over office items schools might find useful. Whatever the need, she’ll seek to fill it. "I'm a convert!" she says. A Catholic school champion to the core!
In lieu of a photograph, Tracy
offered this picture of Dora
the Explorer, explaining, "My
nephew says I look just like her!"