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Hi I'm Tracy Wright

I teach kindergarten. I love to read and write children's books. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I met my husband at BYU and married him two years later. We’ve been married for 25 years now and have three sons, one adopted. My husband teaches high school and, after 10 years of substitute teaching to keep my teaching certificate up-to-date, I went to work teaching kindergarten part-time 13 years ago. It takes a lot of creative energy to teach, but when I have some left over—especially during summer vacation—I like to write children’s books. No, I don’t have anything published yet, but I’m getting close. It’s very hard to get published! I was diagnosed with a nerve disease called HNPP about 7 years ago. Some days are harder than others, but I am amazed at how much Heavenly Father helps me when I put my trust in him. Besides my family, teaching school and writing, I also enjoy cats and dogs, music, reading, the ocean, movies, baking, gardening, holidays and much more!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS faith by my mother, who joined the church on her own when she was 16. My mother had a strong testimony of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and modern revelation. This was the beginning of my testimony. Today, I can say that I know without a doubt that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ’s church, and that he leads it through a living prophet. I know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ. Every time I read Joseph Smith’s account of this, my heart starts pounding and I know I am reading the truth. It boggles my mind to think about how much Heavenly Father has blessed me throughout my life. Why me? I don't really know, but I try to live in a way that shows Him my gratitude. I'm a work in progress!

How I live my faith

My most important assignment right now is to my family. Sometimes it’s hard to put my kindergarten class or the latest story I am writing out of my head so that I can give my full attention to my husband and children, but I work at it because I believe that the greatest work I can do is within the walls of my own home. When I’m at work, teaching kindergarten, it’s so much more to me than just a job. Each morning before school I get down on my knees and ask Heavenly Father to fill my heart with love for each child. I pray for patience and wisdom to deal with the problems that arise. I have had people tell me that they feel a special spirit when they come into my classroom. I hope the children feel this spirit too. I want them to remember throughout their lives that they were special to Mrs. Wright. More than anything else, I hope they learn how good it feels to be kind and compassionate to others and to have that same kindness returned to them.