Teacher Laura McMillan

Laura McMillan

Hello, my name is Laura McMillan, and I am excited to be one of the teachers at the Tracy Independent Study Charter School for the 2020-2021 school year.  I have previously taught at West High School in the World Languages Department for the past 19 years.

 I grew up and attended college in South Dakota.  I earned my Bachelor’s Degree and also my Master’s Degree at the University of South Dakota.  My Master’s Degree is in Education specializing in Curriculum and Instruction. 

My husband, daughter Darian and I moved to California in 2001 to teach in Tracy.  My husband and I have 3 kids: Darian, Ayden and Isabel – along with many pets.  We have 6 cats and 1 dog.

I have always loved working in Tracy.  The students are the best part of being a teacher.  Watching them learn and grow as people is a lot of fun for me, and I am grateful to be a part of that. I am honored to still be in contact with many students from the past 19 years.  The relationships I form with my students is what teaching is all about for me- getting to see them become adults, get married and have kids makes my job the best job in the world.

I am very excited for the upcoming school year and to help support and guide your students to meet the goals they have set for themselves.

Kia Gregory, teacher

Kia Gregory 

Hello, and welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Tracy Independent Charter School! My name is Kia Gregory and I am just as excited as you are to be a part of this inaugural year for such a groundbreaking opportunity in Tracy Unified.  
I am a Southern California girl, that found her way to Tracy, CA in 2008.  I am a mom, a wife and a teacher. I have three girls, a first-grader at Kelly, a freshman and a senior both at Kimball High. I am a wife to an art teacher that works at Kimball High School.

I have been working since age 18, always within education. I was a program director for a non-profit organization at a community college in Oregon that helped first generation, college students receive guidance for paths they can take to after secondary school. I was very proud to develop a nationally recognized. Later, I slowed down and served as the library technician at George Kelly School. Most recently, I have spent a few years honing my teaching techniques as a sixth grade teacher, first at Williams and then at George Kelly. 
With all of my careers, there was one common theme: fostering relationships. People will never forget how you make them feel. Those moments are ripple effects that continue for a lifetime. I am looking forward to fostering new relationships with my TISCS students, their parents and this new community.