2740 E. 41 St. North
Tulsa, OK 74105
Interim Principal: Maurice Walker
Tulsa Resource and Adolescent Intervention Center of Excellence (TRAICE)
TRAICE Academy, a junior and senior high school, is part of the alternative school network in Tulsa Public Schools. We are focused on creating an environment where students learn behavior strategies, develop social skills and thrive academically through many forms of instruction.
At TRAICE, we see each student as an individual with his or her own needs and learning style. We develop lifelong learners by using differentiated instruction in our classrooms and curriculum that is based on student needs, interests, and real-life situations.
Our staff places a strong emphasis on restorative practices in order to work with students to develop their own social-emotional knowledge and awareness. We are faithfully dedicated to the success of each student. Each member of the faculty is selected because of their expertise and training in teaching non-traditional student learners.
Students are enrolled at TRAICE based on placement recommendations from the Tulsa Public School's Discipline Review Committee.
The required TRAICE enrollment is a minimum of nine weeks or a maximum of 18 weeks. Exit transitions are facilitated at the end of the student's placement and include both staff from TRAICE and the receiving site as well as special education staff as needed.
TRAICE Academy hosts mandatory orientation for students and parents on Monday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. weekly.
JOINED TEAM TULSA – JULY 2017
After toiling in the vineyards of Education for 40 years; teaching students, leading schools, and managing programs, I retired in 2015. It didn’t take me long, however, to realize that I still had a burning desire to teach and work with great professionals, who were committed to making a change in the lives of students. McLain offered me that opportunity and I seized the moment. There has not been a day that I questioned my decision to come out of retirement.
EXPERIENCE: In 40+ years in education, I have been a teacher, a counselor, a school leader, and a district leader.
EDUCATION: B.A. secondary education, Langston University; M.Ed., Western Illinois University; Administrative Certification, Texas Woman’s University.
LEADER FOR: School Community Guidance Center (Dallas, Texas), Irving (TX) High School, Wheeler Transitional Center (Irving, TX), Irving (TX) Independent School District, McLain High School.
FAVORITE TEACHER: Mrs. Evelyn Broadneaux (5th grade), hands down. She demanded excellence, never accepted excuses, stressed social decorum and demanded proper articulation of the English language. During my career in education, she reigns as the best of many outstanding role models,. from whom I have learned so much about life, the education arena and professionalism .
FAVORITE PLACE IN TULSA: Tulsa Performing Arts Center and the Gathering Place.