Principal, Madison Academy
Tricia started her career at Madison Academy 16 years ago, in a Kindergarten teacher role. Over the years, she moved into administrative roles, but always kept a passion for students. Serving students from the Flint and greater Genesee County, Tricia's educator team meets every child where they are - academically, socially and emotionally. They use the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTTS) for every student, a comprehensive framework that allows them to uniquely support every kid, as well as a collaborative approach with students' families, aimed at building strong bonds beyond the walls of school. Tricia's team members describe her as the embodiment of a 'servant leader,' arriving early, leaving late and giving 110% every single day - to her team, and to the kids. As a student who was shy and lacking confidence (until she met a very special teacher), she now strives to be the educator who helps every child realize their greatest potential.