Senior Educational Researcher and Developer

Tracey Wright

Program/Areas of Interest

  • Informal STEAM education
  • Embodied Learning


Tracey Wright was an elementary teacher for 5 years before becoming a Researcher and Developer at TERC where she has worked for the past 25 years. Through her research and publications, she has contributed to the field of formal math education and is now focused on informal science and math education.


  • M.Ed., Lesley College, Cambridge, MA, Curriculum and Instruction, 1992.
  • B.A. Child Study; Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1987


  • American Education Research Association
  • Visitors Studies Association

Highlighted Publications

Reflecting on Practice Through Action Research: the Zoo and Aquarium Action Research Collaborative (chapter in the Reflective Museum Practitioner: Expanding Practice in Science Museums, eds: Laura W. Martin, Lynn Uyen Tran and Doris Ash) 2019 by James Kisiel, Andee Rubin and Tracey Wright

“Seeking Out Math in Making Experiences”, by Andee Rubin, Scott Pattison and Tracey Wright; appeared in ASTC Dimensions Year in Review, 2016.

Wright, T., & Parkes, A. (2015). Exploring connections between physical and mathematical knowledge in science museums. Informal Learning Review, March/April, 16–21.