Tricia is the teaching assistant for 5K. She earned Dietetic Technician and Early Childhood degrees from Madison Area Technical College and has also completed Continuing Education credits. Before becoming a teacher, Tricia ran an in-home daycare for 12 years and was also employed by Anchor Bank for nearly 17 years. Tricia has been a member of St. Dennis Parish for many years. She and her husband, Randy, have an adult son and daughter, both of whom are graduates of St. Dennis School. Tricia is a proud grandma, too, with a grandson and granddaughter. When her children were students at St. Dennis, she was an active volunteer, serving on the Home & School Association Board, the Craft Day and Catholic Schools Week committees and starting and co-chairing the Market Day fundraiser for five years. Tricia says St. Dennis Parish and School provide a very welcome, safe and friendly environment. Her educational philosophy, and what she strives to do every day in the kindergarten classroom, is "nurture and guide children to become spiritually and academically strong." In her leisure time Tricia enjoys spending time with her grandson, the rest of her family and friends. She also likes volleyball, cooking and crafts.