Tracy Steele

Director of Student Support

B.A., University of California, San Diego

M.Ed., College of New Jersey

M.A., Cal Poly

Ph.D., Stanford University

Dr. Steele earned a Ph.D. in Psychological Studies in Education with an emphasis in Child and Adolescent Development from Stanford University in 2009. She holds two Master's degrees, one in School Counseling and Guidance and the other in Secondary Teaching. While at Stanford, Dr. Steele supervised teachers participating in the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP). Prior to entering the Stanford doctoral program, Dr. Steele held a variety of positions working with secondary students. She has worked as a teacher and/or director in South Africa, Venezuela, Russia, and the U.S. She is fluent in Spanish.

When not at work, Dr. Steele can be found spending time with her young son, Finn. When she gets the opportunity, she loves to go surfing.


Steele, T. M., Jacokes, D. E., & Stone, C. B. (2017). An examination of the role of online technology in school counseling. In T. P. Remley, Jr., W. D. Rock, & R. M. Reed (Eds.), Ethical and legal issues in school counseling (4th ed.)(pp. 29-49). Reprinted article from Professional School Counseling, 18(1), 125-135. doi:

Steele, T., & Stone, C., Nuckols, G. (2017, March). [School counselors and cyberspace survey]. Unpublished raw data.

Steele, T. (2016). Counseling: Meeting student needs online. In J. Scarborough and R. Ravaglia (Eds.), Perspectives from the disciplines: Stanford Online High School. Stanford: CSLI Publications.

Steele, T.M, Stone, C.B., Meyer, E.J. (2016). Bullying, cyberbullying, and sexting: School counselors’ perceptions and roles in intervention. In ideas and research you can use: VISTAS 2016.

Steele, T., Jacokes, D. & Stone, C. (2014). An examination of the role of online technology In school counseling. Professional School Counseling, 18, 125–135. (Link to publication)

Steele, T, Ferranti, D. & Stone, C. (2013). Cyberspace usage. American School Counselor Association, Washington, D.C.

Oishi, L. Keating, J. and Steele, T. “Why Students Value Online Learning: Perceived Strengths & Weaknesses at a School for Gifted Youth.” Presentation at the American Educational Research Association’s 2012 Annual Meeting.

Steele, T.M., Peterson, M.D., Silva, D.M., & Padilla, A.M. (2009). A year-round professional development model for world language teachers. Foreign Language Annals 42(2), 195-211.

Steele, T.M., Oishi, L. & O'Connor, K.M. (2009). Learning world languages and cultures in California: A stimulus for academic and economic success. Stanford, CA: The California Foreign Language Project. (Link to publication)