Tracy Hildebrand – Art Teacher

Tracy strives to lead students in creative experimentation, problem-solving and confidence-building in their visual arts skills. She loves integrating art projects with each grade’s study units to bring learning alive through the creative domain.


Tracy has been at Rainbow for nearly a decade. She works with students in Grades K-8. Tracy holds a BFA and a BS in art education from Old Dominion University and an Associates Degree in production crafts, specializing in jewelry from Haywood Community College.

Aside from teaching art, which she did for several years in Norfolk, VA public schools, Tracy has also been a full-time jewelry artist, taught numerous art and craft-related workshops to both adults and children including glass bead-making classes at John C Campbell Folk School and has also been a raft guide and a kayak instructor. She is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.


Tracy enjoys yoga, organic gardening, reading, cooking and making all kinds of art. She especially enjoys being outdoors to hike, paddle rivers, and travel with her husband Stewart, daughter Emily, and their wonder dog, Teeka.

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