Phone: 803-476-4300


Degrees and Certifications:

-BFA in Art Education-USC -MS in Integrating Technology-Walden University -Master's +30-Teaching Technology to 21st Century Learners -Certified in Media Arts

Mrs. Tracy Compton


  As a little girl, I dreamed of being a teacher. Many Saturdays were spent with my stuffed animals linedup on my bed while I instructed lessons using my small stand-up chalkboard. School was a place where I felt safe and my teachers made learning fun.  After I left college, I chose a career at UPS and eventually went into a management position with this large corporation. I felt empty inside and 11 years later I realized I was not fulfilling my dream career.  I took a leap of faith, went back to USC to complete my internship as a student teacher.  Two months after graduating from college, I interviewed with D5 and here I am. 

Learning and working with children has always been a passion of mine.  My mother was a talented artist and I loved watching her create for hours at the time.  As the current media arts teacher, I enjoy watching my students light-up while creating works of media arts. 

 During my spare time, I enjoy painting, watching USC football games, traveling on cruises, learning new things, and watching a good movie.  I am married and have a stepson along with two precious Pekingeses. 

 This is my 25th year at Nursery Road Elementary School and I am so proud to be part of our Arts Magnet School!