Tracey Kretzer knows children. She has made their well-being her life’s work, and their response to her is a key reason why her Parent Child University has been so successful in the D.C. area. As founder and guiding principal of Parent Child U, Tracey is an astute businesswoman who hasn’t lost sight of the mission: To help create a joyous relationship between a confident parent and a child open to the world and its possibilities. Her two girls (ages 12 & 10) and little boy (age 6) are a testament to her skill.
It’s Tracey’s emphasis on parenting that first distinguished her as she developed her credentials, which include a B.A., magna cum laude, in psychology and an M.S. in educational psychology from SUNY at Albany, as well as her Certificate in Counseling & Development from George Mason University. During her ten+ years in the Fairfax County school system, she pioneered numerous programs and gained a reputation as the “go-to” person for advice and creative solutions. She is an excellent counselor with proficiency in a broad range of programs and special skills and training.
From Playground DiplomacyTM to Signing Smart, from Kindermusik to Dr. Sears' L.E.A.N. coaching to diffusing bullies, Tracey has earned her place as a dynamic teacher and an esteemed colleague.