As Partnerships & Professional Learning Associate, Tracy supports Ingenuity's Strategy workstream which includes managing Ingenuity's relationships with arts program providers, and supporting our professional learning opportunities for community arts partners. She also provides support to the Creative Schools Fund. Tracy Olasimbo joined Ingenuity from Visiting Angels of the Chicago North Shore. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
“The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.”
–William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education
GET THE FACTS: In the 2015-16 school year, 59% of reporting CPS elementary schools met the 120 minutes of weekly arts instruction recommendation, up from 47% two years ago.