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Tracie Happel

Assistant Director at Partners in Excellence Tracie Happel

About Tracie Happel

Tracie Happel currently works as the Assistant Center Director in La Crosse, Wisconsin at Partners in Excellence. Prior to taking on her position at the center, she worked for over a decade as a special education teacher within the School District of La Crosse. At Partners in Excellence, she focuses on raising new leaders up through the ranks while simultaneously hiring and assisting in training all new staff members. Tracie Happel oversees a variety of additional matters, including the integration of school and therapy services for private-school students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

After studying elementary education and early childhood development at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, as an undergraduate Tracie Happel continued her education in a master's of education program. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee with a degree in Exceptional Education and a post-baccalaureate in Deaf Education, she working on concluding her studies at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Her current GPA is 3.86 after 54 credits toward a doctorate in Organizational Leadership for K-12 educational institutions.

Work experience

Mar 2015Present

Assistant Center Director, Special Education Teacher

Partners In Excellence
Aug 2004Feb 2015


School District of La Crosse


Aug 2011Present


Grand Canyon University
Aug 1987Jun 1992


University of Wisconsin - La Crosse