Tracy Lahey

Department Chairperson

Assistant Professor, Education

Trace Lahey is a teacher educator living in New York State. Trace has served as a teacher, athletic coach, and administrator in a range of educational settings. She has taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. Prior to joining the faculty at Manhattan College, Trace also served as a clinical professor, working intensely with student teachers. Her research interests include student teaching, literacy in the content areas, and integrating creative methods in the classroom.


EdD, Columbia University
BA, University of Utah

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 354: Integrated Learning Grade 4-6
  • EDUC 400: Special Topics
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    PUBLICATIONS (Published under the last name Schillinger)
    Peer Reviewed

    Lahey, T. (2019). Designing your teaching life: What student teachers should know about classrooms today. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.

    Lahey, T. (June, 2017). Collaborating to Address the Challenge of Academic Language. Journal of Teacher Education. Volume 68, Issue 3, 239–250. SAGE Journals.

    Stock, Patricia Lambert,  Trace Schillinger  & Andrew Stock. (June, 2014). Re-creating Disciplines, Re- constructing   Knowledge:  Project-Method, Inquiry-Based Literacy Instruction in the Middle School. Principles in Practice Book Series, National Council for the Teachers of English.

    Schillinger, T. (March, 2011). Blurring Boundaries:  Two Groups of Girls Collaborate on a Wiki. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 54(6), 403–413.  doi: 10.1598/JAAL.54.6.2.

    Schillinger, T., Tom Meyer & Ruth Vinz (July, 2010) Poetry Immersion. English in Education.

    Schillinger, T. (September, 2007) Tangled Up in the Past. Social Education. National Council for Social Studies.

    Lahey, T. (August 10, 2017). Author Interview: Tracy Lahey. JTE Insider. Michigan State University.

    Lahey, T. (June 20, 2017). History Matters: Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative. Teachers College Record. New York: Teachers College Press. ID Number: 22051.

    Curricular Texts
    Schillinger, Trace
    (editor).  (May 2008). Scarlet Magazine. Teachers College, Columbia University: Student Press Initiative: New York.

    Schillinger, Trace (2000).  Language Lab: Grammar and Sentence Composing Workbook. Livingston:  New Jersey:  TRI.

    Schillinger, Trace (2000). Math Whizardry: Hands-on Math Activities for Grades k-6. Livingston: New Jersey:  TRI.

  • Honors, Awards, and Grants

    2016 PSC-CUNY Grant: How can I manage? Partner school and alumni collaborations to support urban teachers with classroom management challenges

    2015 PSC-CUNY Grant: Coming Together: A Collaboration to Address the Challenge of Academic Language to support in-service and pre-service teachers learning to address academic language in multiple disciplines

    2009 National Writing Project Grant (co-authored) to support teachers engaging in literacy practices in content area classrooms

    2008 National Writing Project Grant (co-authored) to support teachers engaging in literacy practices in content area classrooms

    2008 Facing History Grant to support the design and execution of a high school Holocaust studies course at Poughkeepsie Day School

    2007 International Reading Association Teacher as Researcher Grant

    2006 Dutchess County Community Foundation’s David Kenny Moody Award for Writing Research