Northeast Region Officers

Deborah Woltag, MA, NCSP
Greetings!  I am a 37-year veteran of working with kids, parents, teachers, administrators and systems as a school psychologist in rural western NY.   A graduate of Wells College (BA, 1974) and Alfred University (MA, 1977), I was introduced to Dr. Glasser’s work (Schools Without Failure, Control Theory) as an undergraduate student, never realizing that the path I would take in pursuit of continuous improvement as a school psychologist would lead me to a BOCES sponsored workshop that turned out to be a WGI Basic Week training in 1990.  The learning and mentorship I experienced with Al Katz, Peter Appel, Bob Sullo and Jeannette McDaniels through trainings and practicum to achieve Certification (1994, Ireland) has been at the core of my “operating system” for my professional and personal relationships and practices since.  My life has been changed by Dr. Glasser’s ideas and practices as they evolved over the years.  Now retired from active employment, I am eager to continue to learn through and serve our organization as the Northeast Region Chairperson.
Stephen Tracy
Dr. Stephen Tracy is a lifelong public school educator and an advocate for parent choice in education.  He has served as superintendent of schools for the town of New Milford, the city of Derby, and the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and as a senior vice president for Edison Schools.  Prior to that, he taught American History with the Lakeland, New York, public schools and served as assistant superintendent of schools in Farmington, Connecticut.  
Dr. Tracy received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, his master’s degree from Columbia University and his doctorate from Harvard University.  He is a member of the boards of directors of Ability Beyond, Healing the Children Northeast and the Danbury Prospect Charter School.  He and his wife, Mary, manage a small dairy farm in Goshen, Connecticut, where they have resided since 2004.  They have three adult sons.