Where are you from?

I am originally from Bethesda, Maryland.  I moved to PA for college and never went back home.  I went to St Joes and loved out.  I live in Philly in the Art Museum District.  I love being walking distance to all the restaurants and city sights etc.

Where/what are you currently teaching?

I am a third grade teacher at Upper Darby.  This is my fourth year in my current role.  Previously, I was a Reading Interventionist.   I am Wilson trained and certified.

What are 3 words to describe you?

Caring, creative, and patient.

If you could learn any skill/hobby what would it be?

Fitting as it is new years-time. Pasta making and cooking classes.  I’m really into cooking and baking and creating a meal for people to share with others.  I love hosting and share with them through food.

Tell us something that may surprise us about you!

I am really good at etch-a-sketch.  Once, I made a replica of my parents kitchen.  It’s really my hidden talent. Years ago, I got one as a stocking stuffer for one year and it just took off.

If you have 30 minutes of free time, what do you do?

Go for a run or a yoga class.  Definitely hot yoga. There is a little studio in Fairmount that I enjoy going to, very community based.  It’s call Yoga Habit. I love being active.

What is the best place you’ve traveled to?

I spent 2 months in Greece one summer, hopping island to island. Beautiful and serene. It was a study abroad opportunity through St. Joes.  It was a great way to meet people I haven’t met and explore new places together.

If you could spend time with anyone who would it be?

I am a huge Washington Nationals fan and they won the world series so I’d love to have a meal with the whole team. 

I will always remember the year that the Nationals had a 1% chance of winning and they overcoming that challenge.

What advice do you have for kids struggling in school?

Be nice and be respectful to all of your friends because they will always come back and help you.  Follow the golden rule – treat others the way you want to be treated!

Trisha is an Elementary tutor on our team. Graduating from Saint Joseph’s University, she received both her Bachelor’s Degree and her Master’s Degree. Trisha engages students in curriculum using explorative, hands on, and technological learning experiences. Outside of school work, she has a passion for running and has been mentoring children on running races mentally and physically so that they can work to their fullest potential.

Have a question for Trish? We’d love to hear from you!