Trish Kridler joins the Timberlake staff this year to teach Algebra, Technical Math, and Probability and Statistics. After living in Virginia most of her life, she and her husband Brad relocated to beautiful North Idaho this year, attracted by the mountains, lakes, and cooler weather. This life-changing adventure also allows them to be nearer to their two grown sons who live in California.
Trish graduated from Virginia Tech with a Mechanical Engineering degree and worked as an engineer for 10 years for defense contractors in the Washington, DC area. While raising two boys, she decided to pursue her interest in teaching and went back to school, obtaining a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a PhD in Mathematics Education from George Mason University. She has taught math for 16 years in a similar close-knit community and is eager to build strong relationships with Timberlake’s students, parents, and educators.