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Tracey Collins

Director of Education and Community Engagement, NHMU

Areas of Expertise

  • Museum education
  • Education equity and inclusion
  • Curriculum development
  • Teacher professional development

Background

Tracey Collins oversees the Natural History Museum of Utah’s education services and state-wide community outreach. She actively participates in leadership, strategic planning, partnership building, educational equity, audience building, and administration. With 19 years of experience working in museum education, she has focused on informal and formal curriculum development, teacher professional development, establishing community/school partnerships, and building a teaching and learning culture for educational equity and inclusion. In her current role, she provides administrative support to the museum’s education and community engagement programs, including school programs, adult and gallery programs, child and family programs, volunteer programs, community outreach, digital education initiatives, and teen programs. She also supports NHMU’s Indian Advisory Committee and Community Relations Committee. 

Collins has a B.A. in Arts Education from the University of Utah and a K-12 Masters of Education in Teacher Leadership. In 2016 she became an iPAGE Leader for Equity in Informal STEM Institutions from the Science Museum of Minnesota and in 2020 was awarded the Online Excellence Staff Award from the University of Utah.