Ms. Tricia has been involved with St. Mark’s Montessori school since 2015 when her youngest daughter entered Ms. Laura’s early pre-k classroom. Ms. Tricia served many roles at the school; substitute teacher, board member, chair of the school board, assistant director of the school, and acting director. Ms. Tricia grew up in Dickinson, ND and attended the University of North Dakota, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology. She later earned her post- graduate degree in Secondary Education from the University of Hawai’i, where her teaching career began. Because of a teacher shortage on the islands, Ms. Tricia was able to work in grades K-12. Her enthusiasm for Montessori began in Germany, with her oldest child entering a Montessori preschool. Ms. Tricia extended her path in education by working on grants and policy, as a member of the school board of a public Montessori school in Columbia, SC.
Pictured above is Ms. Tricia, Ms. Tricia’s husband Anthony, her three children, and their fluffy dog. Ms. Tricia and her family are active members of St. Mark’s Episcopal church, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, their children’s schools, and outreach ministries. Ms. Tricia loves to spend time with her family and friends. She also loves to travel, read, try new foods and avoid cooking.