Trish Harvey began her career in St. Charles, MN teaching grades 7-12 social studies for seven years. Her journey led her to the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse where she worked in the Masters of Education - Professional Development, Learning Communities (MEPD-LC) program for 8 years as a facilitator and facilitator development specialist. A yearning to return to the classroom brought her to Holmen Middle School (WI) where she taught 8th grade American History for three years until her family relocated to the Twin Cities area. After a semester at Crosswinds Art and Science School, Trish worked as the Digital Learning Coordinator for Lakeville Area Public Schools. Trish joined the Hamline School of Education in the fall of 2014. This purposeful weaving between K-12 and higher education has provided Trish with a grounding in current student needs/experiences while fostering and mentoring tomorrow’s educational leaders.
Based in constructivist theory, Trish strives to create environments where learners are challenged to make their own meaning of their learning through reflection, encouraged to produce multiple expressions and assessments of their learning, and provided collaborative experiences with peers and colleagues. Trish also provides an environment rich in the use of digital tools for learning - modeling best practices and encouraging the use of technology in PK-12 classrooms.
“Learning provides infinite possibilities. If we can create life-long learners, we will have the educated citizenry that I believe was the fundamental purpose in creating public schools.”
- Trish Harvey