Tricia received both her B.S. and M.S. in Early Childhood Education from Iowa State University. She has taught preschool children in a variety of settings including the Child Development Lab School at Iowa State, the Iowa City Recreation Center, and the Formative Years Center in Ames. Tricia enjoys the bustle and playfulness of the preschool classroom and delights in helping children explore, discover, and think about their world. She sees her classroom as a community of learners, all influencing one another with their experiences, questions, and curiosities.