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Tricia Latuda

Assistant Principal
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What I love about Dunn Elementary, an IB World School: 

I am honored and privileged to be joining this incredibly strong, caring community of teachers, parents, and students. Together, we will develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who will help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. 

What I love most about teaching: 

I love building strong, positive relationships with students. I believe this is the foundation that every other part of learning is built upon. Our children deserve to know that they are seen, valued, and loved.

Favorite children's book/author: 

I love to read, and I especially love picture books because I was a primary teacher for 19 years. I enjoy books by David Shannon, Mo Wilems, Peter Reynold, and more!

What I like to do outside of school: 

When I am away from school, I find joy in the little things...a good cup of coffee, a Sunday afternoon nap, a chat with my best friend, a walk with the dogs, or tv time with my husband. More than anything, I enjoy spending time with my family. You can often find us at a football field, a basketball court, or an auditorium as my children are both multi-sport athletes. 

My hometown: 

I grew up in the foothills near Trinidad in southern Colorado. We lived 11 miles up a dirt road, right next door to my grandparents. Most of my childhood summers were spent playing outside with my brother, baking with my grandma, or tromping around "helping" my grandpa do chores. My parents still live in my childhood house, and we love to go visit them.   

Something else I would like to share: 

Being an educator is so much more than what I do for a living, it is at the core of who I am. I am so lucky that I have the opportunity to positively impact others every day!

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