Phone: 3145339487 ext. 83242
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Secondary Education from SLU 9-12 English 9-12 Social Studies
Mrs. Tracy Mense
My name is Tracy Mense and I am super excited to be here at Vashon teaching upperclassmen! 😁
I earned my degree in Secondary Education from SLU and am certified by the state of Missouri to teach English and Social Studies. This will be my 16th year teaching high school in the city of St. Louis. During my career, I've also had the opportunities to coach girls' and boys' basketball and girls' swimming. I love coaching because a good coach uses all of my favorite parts of teaching (motivating, setting and surpassing goals, developing relationships, pushing past “limits”, etc.).
I grew up in North County and currently live in South St. Louis. I’m married and have 4 kiddos (2 boys and 2 girls; ages 12, 10, 8, and 6) and two doggos. My kids are all really active in sports so I spend a lot of my time outside of school on the sidelines, practices, and traveling to such activities. When I do get some free time, I enjoy reading historical fiction, cooking, watching (and re-watching) Marvel movies, and photography. During the Corona shut down, I tried to teach myself how to draw better so you can enjoy my AH-Mazing art skills (😉😂) during class this year.
Please feel free to reach out to me for any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions you may have. We’re all in the process of figuring out the “new normal” and we’re all going to make mistakes and face challenges. I’m here with you and I got you because it’s also great opportunity to grow, change, and learn as individuals, as a school, as a city, as a nation, and as a society. We got this!!!