Kindergarten Associate Teacher, MARIA TRICKEL holds a BA from Sonoma State in Liberals Studies with an emphasis in Education. Growing up, Maria spent time helping her mom with her at-home daycare – this is where her love for teaching and working with children began. Maria first joined the THS team as the After-School Academy Assistant and as a substitute teacher for various classes. Eventually, Maria moved into a full-time role as a Second Grade Associate teacher, where she stayed for many years. In 2022, she transitioned to working with THS’s youngest students as a Kindergarten Associate Teacher and TK through First Grade PE Teacher. She welcomed the opportunity to share her love and passion for a healthy lifestyle with her students.
Being an educator has been a dream of hers since she was in high school, and she is excited to share her love and passion for a healthy lifestyle with her students – fitness is a big part of her everyday life. When Maria isn’t teaching or coaching her HIIT classes you can find her in the hills of Sonoma County hiking and enjoying time with loved ones.