Tricia Perez is an educator outreach coach with the UT Austin GEAR UP grant. She supports GEAR UP schools by providing professional development and onsite instructional support focused on best practices for a college-going culture. Her certifications include teacher of prekindergarten through eighth grade and master reading teacher. She has a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision.
Tricia has been an educator for 25 years, bringing experience as an elementary and middle school classroom teacher and interventionist. She has provided support and mentoring to classroom teachers as a campus literacy coach, ELAR department chairperson, and campus curriculum specialist. She has previous experience with state literacy initiatives, working collaboratively with school and district leadership teams and instructional coaches to support literacy and best practices across all grade levels.