Trisha Pshak

What is my favorite childhood book? 

I really loved The Babysitter’s Club chapter books. I read all the books so many times that they started to fall apart. Each time I reread one, I put a star or check mark inside the front cover.


What is your secret talent? 

I am good at finding great parking spots and I can parallel park into really tight spaces.

Who was your favorite teacher in Elementary School and Why? 

My favorite teacher was my third grade teacher, Mrs. Nink. She was really funny and told us great stories. She loved sports and had a life-sized poster of a famous basketball player named Larry Bird. I was lucky enough to go to a Superbowl party at her house and watch the Chicago Bears win the game. I couldn’t have imagined anything better when I was 8 years old!

What is your favorite thing about teaching? 

I love to find new and creative ways to help kids learn and it’s pretty amazing to know that I have an impact on the future of this world.

What is your favorite subject to teach and why? 

Reading! Learning to read is such a complex process and there is nothing more exciting than helping a child put all the pieces together.

Why are you excited to be a part of the Willow family? 

My three children have all been Willow Hawks, so the school is extra special to me. I feel blessed to teach in a school with such a talented, caring and hardworking staff.