Head of School
Ms. Tracey Mina was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She is a proud alumni of Packer Collegiate Institute. Tracey has lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant for 18 years. As a devoted mother of two daughters, she began Stuyvesant Heights Montessori over 15 years ago in her home with the idea of preparing children for the first steps in their academic careers.
Ms. Tracey is a licensed Montessori educator accredited by the Westside Montessori Teacher Education Program. Tracey received a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology from Syracuse University, master’s degree in Speech Pathology from Northern Arizona University, a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from the College of New Rochelle, and a Master of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary. Currently, Tracey is completing the New York State Early Childhood and Leadership certification at Bank Street.
Tracey is a fourth generation educator who enjoys seeing academic and social growth in herself and others. She is also a DOE licensed Teacher of Speech/Language and Hearing Disabilities. Tracey has been a bilingual speech therapist for Early Intervention for 10 years before opening SHM.
Tracey is a Jack and Jill Parent alum and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Ms. Sonya is a Brooklyn native, living in Bedford-Stuyvesant for over 30 years. Operations, marketing, and research are her areas of expertise.
After graduating from New York’s La Guardia H.S. of Performing Arts for drama, Sonya continued her studies at Skidmore College. There, she received her bachelor’s degree in Business and Theater. Sonya later completed the Bedford-Stuyvesant Early Childhood Development Center Teachers program and Leadership program.
Since becoming a mother, Sonya shifted from marketing to focus more on early childhood development and education. She has participated in various early childhood enrichment programs in the community. She also volunteers many hours at her son’s school as a class parent and community liaison. Being a community and child advocate, Sonya has a desire to see all families equipped with the knowledge to attain a solid educational foundation for their children.
Ms. Stephanie was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She has a bachelors degree in Children and Youth Studies from Brooklyn College. She is currently pursuing a Graduates degree in Early Childhood Education.
Ms. Stephanie has been working at Stuyvesant Heights Montessori for many years. She became a teacher because she enjoys working with children and helping others.