Tracie Mach ~ Student and Family Support Specialist

April 3rd, 2019 by Peggy Rubens-Ellis and Woody Pollock

Tracie Mach

A Dynamic Stage of Life

It takes a special person to appreciate and love middle school students—and Tracie is that person.  Her love of youth shines through.    In this interview she talks about her job in substance abuse prevention at McMurray Middle School.  She tells us about her Sources of Strength prevention club and how it is different than the scare tactics used when we were young.   Instead of focusing on the high emotion aspects of drug abuse, the students talk about hope, help and strength.   She also brings Substance Use Prevention lessons to all middle schoolers that teaches, among many other things, about how substance abuse can impact brain development.