Tricia brings more than 20 years of working in education, deeply rooted in authentic relationships and racial justice principles. Tricia’s own lived experience as a first-generation college graduate, Jamaican immigrant, and a queer woman of color continues to serve as a catalyst for demanding a more just education for underserved communities. Tricia is committed to ensuring students receive the highest quality education they deserve, irrespective of their circumstances in life. Tricia is very proud of her work in helping schools improve Advanced Placement participation and exam scores, increase grade point average for students previously 2.0 and below, raise rates of college matriculation and retention, improve California High School Exit Exam test scores, and reduce rates of suspension and racial disparities in discipline.
Tricia holds a B.A. in psychology and women’s studies from Salem State College, an M.Ed. in teacher education from the University of California at Los Angeles, and an M.Ed. in educational leadership and a preliminary administrative services credential from the University of California at Berkeley. More recently, she added a certification in diversity equity and inclusion from Cornell University.
“To teach in a manner that respects and cares for the souls of our students is essential if we are to provide the necessary conditions where learning can most deeply and intimately begin.” – bell hooks