My name is Tracy Ziglar Gantt. I was born in Covington County, where I lived most of my childhood. My family moved to Dothan in October of 2000. I am married to Bryan Gantt. We have two wonderful girls. My oldest daughter Lakin Gantt is a senior in high school and my youngest daughter Chloe Gantt is in middle school.
I received an Associate Degree in Science from Wallace Community College. I also hold a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Troy University of Dothan.
I have always loved working with children. My ninth through my twelfth grade years of high school, I earned credits by aiding in a second grade classroom at Straughn Elementary School. I worked with the children mainly in Reading. We read together each and every day. The reward of knowing that I helped them learn this life long skill was a great feeling. At the age of 15, I started my first real job at the Andalusia Hospital Daycare. During the summer, I worked with kindergarten and first grade children.
I was hired in January of 2004 by Dothan City Schools as a Special Education Aide in Dothan City Schools, I worked with autistic children for six years. Most of my children were non-verbal. I accompanied my autistic students into the regular education classroom for social skills. This was a very humbling experience!
Once I graduated from Troy University of Dothan, I was hired as a third grade teacher in Dothan City Schools. After one year, I moved to a kindergarten class where I taught for my remaining two years in Dothan City Schools.
I joined the Rehobeth Elementary family during the 2015-2016 school year teaching first grade. I am proud to be part of the rebel family!