My journey in education began over 20 years ago as a classroom teacher at P.S. 175 in Harlem. My experience led to a path as a progressive educator at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in midtown Manhattan. After leaving the classroom to pursue educational leadership, I was hired to serve as Director of Studies at The Carey School in San Mateo, California. As the lead administrator, I focused on curriculum, instruction, assessment, and teacher supervision and student life.

Currently, I am a Principal Consultant for the i3 Institute, an Academic Advisor for The Center of Gravity, and an adjunct professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College supporting the success of over 50 educators. On nights and weekends, I develop S.T.E.A.M. education programs and curricula through my organization,The Sankofa Global Project.

Over the past four years, I’ve been asked to share my expertise and advice for 21st Century Learning with thousands of educators and students in Connecticut, California, Michigan, Ohio, New York, China (Fuzhou and Yiwu) and Nigeria (Lagos).

In my commitment to advance 21st century teaching and learning competency skills, I joined the Council on Women and Girls and the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance at President Obama’s 2016 I Have a Dream Workshop on Inclusive Youth Entrepreneurship. The White House recognized the Sankofa Global Project’s programs in the official release of the White House Fact Sheet as an organization committed to expanding STEM Learning for students nationwide. I was nominated, and subsequently attended, South by South Lawn, a White House festival of ideas, art, and action. I continue to serve as integration stakeholder with the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, which is now an initiative of the Obama Foundation.

Long story short, I’ve invested substantial time and energy in education and I know a thing or two about what it takes to succeed as a teacher and a school leader!

​Tracy Gray

mission & vision

The mission of The Sankofa Global Project is to increase the number of women and people of color in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The vision is to Bridge the Gap. Inspire. Mentor. Lead.

" My education career was supposed to be a short-term commitment, but it became a life-long journey. I'm so fortunate to be able to impact the lives of others, all while partnering with some of the most passionate and driven people around the globe."

Founder and President


Bridging the Gap!


Tracy Gray has designed programs creating and directing diversity, multiculturalism, and science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) projects. In her commitment to advance 21st century teaching and learning competency skills, Tracy has established international partnerships to expand student cultural and global awareness. Tracy facilitates workshops to assist communities in finding and designing pathways to careers in the S.T.E.A.M. fields through her venture, The Sankofa Global Project.

Tracy Gray holds dual Master of Science degrees in Early Childhood Education and General Education from Bank Street College of Education. Tracy facilitates weekend workshops and retreats for teachers, educators, community partners, and education policy makers. Ms. Gray works tirelessly to provide education, career, and global opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to students, families, schools, and communities.

Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 501(c)3 Fiscal Sponsor for The Sankofa Global Project

S.T.E.A.M. Consultants

The Sankofa Global Project designs Community STEM Innovation