Dr. Tracy Russell is so passionate about her students and STEM, that maintaining the status quo isn’t acceptable. As a prior service US Air Force officer, Tracy frames her classes and co-curricular activities by having high expectations. By sharing her personal and professional experiences with students, she helps them truly understand their potential as learners, leaders, and contributors to society.

So, to keep pushing the envelope for the JPII science department, she plans to offer an AOPA Aviation class, Introduction to Flight and Aircraft Systems for students. Check out this sample of STEM engineering during a recent demonstration.