Meet Our Team

Tracy Bryant

Tracy Bryant

I'm Tracy Bryant, the Deputy Program Officer with Signal Centers. My background is in Social Work and I've spent just over twenty years working in the non-profit sector in Chattanooga, primarily with children and youth. I believe that providing a high-quality early education for children from all walks of life and with all abilities is one way that we can create a more equitable community, promote lasting social change, and make the world a better place for everyone--when the children do well, we all do well. When I'm not at Signal Centers, I enjoy spending time with my family, walking pretty trails, and reading great books.

Special Education Coordinators

Signal Centers employs Special Education Coordinators to ensure that each child who has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) has their needs met and that all children are supported within the classroom setting.  Our Coordinators work with individual teachers and children and with small groups as needed, and hold a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Special Education.

Early Childhood Educators

 Our Early Childhood Educators, CEO Donna McConnico and Chief Program Officer Carolyn Boyd cut the ribbon on the new teacher work room.

Our Early Childhood Educators, CEO Donna McConnico and Chief Program Officer Carolyn Boyd cut the ribbon on the new teacher work room.

Our Children’s Services team is made up of a wide body of highly skilled educators.  Our teachers receive ongoing training on topics including but not limited to:

  • CPR/First Aid
  • ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experience) and Trauma Informed Care
  • Positive Discipline
  • Healthy and Safety
  • Identifying & Reporting Child Abuse
  • TNELDS (Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards)
  • Safe Sleep Practices

Each of our classrooms is staffed with a Lead Teacher, a Teacher Assistant, and a well-trained Paraprofessional.  Our Lead and Assistant Teachers all exceed the State of Tennessee’s requirement for infant, toddler and preschool educators, and the majority hold an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development or Early Childhood Education, or a CDA.

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