Hi there! My name is Tricia Rhude and I am a Middle School Math Teacher and Success Coach for IVLA. I am very excited to be a part of such an amazing school!
I live in Michigan with my wonderful husband, two incredible little boys, two dogs, and one cat! I graduated from Grand Valley State University with my BS in Elementary Education and majored in Mathematics. I moved to Arizona upon graduation to start my teaching career, and I ended up meeting my husband there. We had our first son and then decided to move back to Michigan since it is where I grew up. I taught here for a couple of years as well and then decided to change things up and go virtual after the birth of our second son. I have taught in the classroom for over 7 years.
Being outdoors and enjoying nature is a lot of fun for our family! We live only 5 minutes from Lake Michigan, so we spend as much time at the beach as we can. Camping and hiking are also some things we try to do often when the weather cooperates.
I am very passionate about teaching and love getting to build relationships with students and their families. I am looking forward to getting to know, and educating, as many students as I can!