Mrs. Longworth is a science teacher at Thomas Dale, where she has worked since 1997.
A true experimental scientist at heart, Longworth believes that students learn best by doing. Her Teacher of the Year application illustrated a strong commitment to students. “My students, current and past, are always in my thoughts,” Longworth wrote. “They are the reason every missing assignment or failed grade makes me re-evaluate and reconsider my teaching practice each and every day, each and every year.”
Her principal, Dr. Chris Jones, noted: “Words cannot express how much Tracy Longworth means to Thomas Dale High School. For more than 20 years, she has poured her heart and soul into our students, faculty and staff, and our entire school community. This year, she has elevated her impact even more. … Her desire to dream big is an inspiration and has set the examples for us all to follow.”