Trina Frei - Fourth Grade

Trina grew up in the West and taught for twelve years in Colorado before moving to Oregon to be closer to family. She immediately noticed the difference a small, rural school makes on teaching. “I’ve never worked where I see the kids and their parents all the time. We really connect.” Trina also thinks that students here are more in touch with the natural world than in big city schools. “They know where food comes from and the importance of connecting with nature and with others.” As for using a positive discipline approach, Trina says it is the basis of her whole career. “No one gets get lost at this school. We pay attention to all levels of their development – academic, social and emotional. It’s about the whole child.” PREPARATION: Bachelors from University of Idaho 2001, Masters from University of Colorado – Denver 2007. Oregon Licensed Teacher.