Dr. Tracey Lynette Durant is an Independent Education and Nonprofit Consultant, working as a contractor in the Office of Equity and Cultural Proficiency for Baltimore County Public Schools. In this role, she is responsible for planning, developing, evaluating and implementing equity initiatives designed to close achievement gaps and increase academic rigor. Formerly Dr. Durant was the Director of Professional Development at Maryland Nonprofits. Her responsibilities included developing, expanding, delivering, and managing the core educational and technical assistance programs, including ongoing training programs, special events, the annual conference, and contracted/customized training activities. Prior to joining Maryland Nonprofits, Dr. Durant was the founding Executive Director of the 100 Black Men of Maryland College Access Program (100 CAP). The program was designed to help lowincome, first-generation and underserved students in Baltimore County Public Schools navigate the college access process. During her tenure as the Coordinator of Learning Assistance at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), she was responsible for coordinating Title III grant initiatives related to improving developmental education pass rates and closing the achievement gap.
She holds degrees from Sojourner-Douglass College, Coppin State University and Morgan State University. Her dissertation “Culturally Mediated Instruction: Awareness, Relevance and Implementation in Community Colleges” focused on community college faculty perceptions of using culture in classrooms.
Named a Daily Record “Leading Woman”, Dr. Durant serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Chimes Foundation, Incorporated, mentor with the Independent Fund’s Urban Scholars Program, President of the CollegeBound Foundation Alumni Association, and President of the Sojourner-Douglass College Alumni Association.
Dr. Durant is married to Bruce Durant, Jr. and they have two children, Cheyenne and Bruce, III.