Tricia Gallagher

Tricia Gallagher

Educational Facilitator/Science Teacher

Dehesa Charter School


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Identified my love for mentoring children.
Nannied through college.
Explored other options of interest.
Started a family & choose to educate adults about childbirth so I could stay home with my babies.
Discovered a great school that my children attended.
Started working there.


High School
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
San Diego State University


Educational Facilitator/Science Teacher

I encourage & educate kids in a way that is meaningful to them.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Students are welcomed into an atmosphere of learning that is friendly and filled with curious anticipation of the lesson to come. We start off the morning by sharing information about our lives & what our day together holds. Lessons begin with a group problem solving assignment, or a fun, non threatening class spelling bee. From there we discuss the topic we'll be exploring and how it relates to our lives. The lesson may involve dictation notes, original drawings, group investigations, or all.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You must love & respect the nature of children! An understanding of their place in the world & their development is also very helpful. You must be creative and understand the studies with an adult mind, but also see it through the eyes of a child. Time spent with children is vital training, as is a foundation in how they learn best.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Spend time with children in a mentoring capacity. Pay attention to what makes them tick.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Communication, General
Elementary Education and Teaching


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"Teachers don't make any money. Those that can't do, teach."

Challenges I Overcame