Traci Brody teaches Math to our students in grades 4+ and teaches Spanish to students in grades K-8 at Grayson, joining our faculty after 19 years of teaching middle school students throughout the Philadelphia area. Certified in Elementary Education, she was most recently a teacher of Math and Spanish at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr, where she also coached the girls’ basketball, soccer, and softball teams. During her nearly two decades of teaching, she has also taught Social Studies and Language Arts in addition to classes on Current Events and Study Skills, and she has served as an advisor for students.
Ms. Brody’s teaching style is extremely creative and full of energy while remaining structured; one head of school described her as “a pied piper of middle school students” for the way she makes her lessons highly engaging and communicates her passion for learning to her students, whether in mathematics or in Spanish. She has been on the cutting edge of mathematics and Spanish education, employing technology and hands-on learning long before those were educational buzzwords, and her enthusiasm is both infectious and inspirational to the children in her classroom.
Outside the classroom, Ms. Brody is a passionate athlete, and has been since she earned 10 Varsity letters from Lower Merion High School. A supremely loyal fan of Penn State University, she played for both the Penn State women’s lacrosse team and the Penn State women’s soccer team while completing her undergraduate degree. Her fervent support of Penn State sports is legendary, so much so that Spirit Day found her wearing multiple layers of regalia from her alma mater — she was outfitted head-to-toe in Nittany Lions gear for both cold and warm weather, down to her earrings, shoes, and socks (and slippers!). She has remained connected to girls’ sports since college not only through coaching at the schools at which she has taught, but also by acting as a coach and/or trainer to multiple township and club soccer teams, including over 20 years with the King of Prussia Girls’ Club.