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About tricia


My goal is to inspire, motivate and educate! I love people and I believe in the power of making true and genuine connections. 

   With 25 years of experience as an educator on every scholastic level, I have discovered that there is one common denominator in achieving success at any level . . .  that would be "making a connection."

   As a speaker, educator and even as a mother of 5 children, I know people are different. They come from all different backgrounds, and carry with them uniques sets of interests, experiences and beliefs. If I can make real connections and genuinely care about the people I encounter, THAT will make the greatest impact.

   I look forward to speaking with you and sharing my stories, research and insights. Rome wasn't built in a day, but we can at least start by laying some quality bricks. 


  • Award winning educator & international speaker

  • Published author of multiple books, articles and grants

  • 25 years in Education (experience at every level) PreK, elementary, middle school, high school, college-undergraduate and graduate

  • Ph.D in Curriculum & Instruction, M.S. in Library Science, BA in Elementary Education

  • Presenter, Bureau of Education & Research (BER)

  • Presenter, Institute for Educational Development 


  • School Library Journal

  • Library Media Connection

  • Phi Delta Kappan

  • Performance Assessment for Leadership Research Online Journal

  • What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come

  • Advancing Women in Leadership

  • Knowledge Quest

  • Book Links

  • Yellow Magazine

Video Clip:  Keller Independent School District​ Educator Award

Video Clip: BER from online version of Makerspaces course

Video Clip: Become a school librarian with UNT's online program!

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