Tracy Carruthers


Raised in West Palm Beach and attended Palm Beach County public schools.

Earned a BS in Biology from Palm Beach Atlantic College 1981.

Worked as a State Certified Medical Technologist in Clinical Chemistry at St. Mary’s Med. Center and at Clinical Lab in West Palm Beach.

  • -performed special chemistry lab tests on blood samples
  • -performed drug screens as part of an emergency procedure team on call

Began teaching in 1984 at Twin Lakes HS (now known as Palm Beach Lakes HS)

Currently teaching for the last 14 years at Santaluces Comm. HS

Have taught

  • Biology I (R) and (H)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (H)
  • Marine Science (H)
  • Zoology (H)
  • AP Environmental Sci.
  • AP Biology

Science dept. chair for 15 years

Favorite teacher sayings

“No here, no learn, no grade” and “The grade will come when the learning happens”.

Favorite science saying

“Everything goes somewhere”

My philosophy

My philosophy is to be “Firm, Fair, and Consistent” in teaching.

Available to tutor

  • Monday-Thursday afternoons in Central Palm Beach County including Wellington