George Lucas Educational Foundation

Trisha Riche

Kindergarten inclusion teacher at R.L.Brown elementary in Jacksonville,Fl

I am a very energetic Kindergarten inclusion teacher. I am also a mentor and the grade level chair. I was so blessed to be picked as one of the top 10 most innovative educators in the country(for the Great American Teach Off). I work really hard and love my career. I think outside the box and try all kinds of fun things that get my students involved and interested in their learning. I love anything that is creative, different and fun (We even do Zumba in class!). I have a background in Visual Arts and I definitely use art as much as I can in my classroom. I believe creativity is so important in education. I am definitely not afraid to take risks and try new things. I always try to do what is best for my students and love when I'm around people that feel the same way. I am on a mission to change education for the better!


  • Creativity

    22 Simple Ideas for Harnessing Creativity in the Elementary Classroom

    Look through the door of one classroom and you might see the students hunched over, not engaged, even frowning. Look through the door of another classroom, and you might see a room full of lively students, eager, engaged and participating. What is the second teacher doing that the first one isn't? He or she is using creativity in that classroom.