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Theater Director: Tracie Talerico

October 13, 2022


Addison Locke

Tracie Talerico is the new Theatre Director and is teaching 6 different courses at Lincoln this year.

Q: Were you a teacher before joining Lincoln staff? If so, where? 

A: I am starting my 22nd year as a teacher. I started my teaching career in south Florida, until moving to Oregon in 2013. I have taught at La Salle in Milwaukee, before becoming a PPS teacher. I have also worked at Roosevelt High School (6 years) and Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School (2 years).

Q: What do you teach?

A: Currently, I teach Design Workshop, Advanced Design Workshop, Performance Exploration, Intermediate Theater, IB Theater, English 3/4, and AVID 12. I am also the director of Lincoln Theater. 

Q: How are you liking your new work environment? 

A: I am LOVING my new environment! I am so lucky to be able to work with my husband, Frank Talerico, and my two daughters, Aubrie, who is a 12th grader here at Lincoln, and Addison, who is a 9th grader at Lincoln. Not only is working in a beautiful and brand new building such a privilege, but the entire Lincoln community has been so welcoming and supportive! It has been a dream of mine to work at Lincoln for several years, and I am so excited and honored to be here.

Q: What is your favorite part about teaching? 

A: The kids, without a doubt! The reason why teaching is such a passion of mine is because I get to surround myself with incredible young people! Being able to have a small part in their development, as they transition into adulthood, is truly humbling. Building relationships and connections with students is what has motivated me to continue being an educator for over 20 years now. 

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