Tracy Godat

Executive Director Financial

Education Public Private Partnership

Tracy Godat was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho and attended college at Idaho State University. After college Tracy moved to Olympia, WA and worked many years as a legal assistant.Tracy chose to leave corporate America to raise her family while running two home based businesses. Tracy started her public service in early 2006 at the Higher Education Coordinating Board and began employment at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction later that year. Tracy has supported the Financial Education Public-Private Partnership (FEPPP) in many roles since early 2007. Tracy is currently the Executive Director of FEPPP and has a passion for bringing financial education to all K-12 students through partnerships and collaborative efforts statewide. In 2015, Tracy, on behalf of FEPPP, led the legislative charge which resulted in the adoption of Washington State Financial Education K-12 learning standards.

Economics has impacted my life in many ways over the years. Particularly running home based businesses. In 9/11/2001, my independent kitchen consulting business came to a complete stop which affected my contributions to the family. In 2008/2009 when the recession hit, my husband lost his job as a Civil Engineer Tech when all construction projects stopped and development was at an all time low. As we all know, 2020 was a tough year economically for everyone and we counted our blessings daily for having jobs and the ability to pay our bills while we watched many friends and family loose jobs and close the doors of their businesses.