Meet Tricia Peterson. Many of you may be familiar with her because she was the Art Specialist at East meadows Elementary for 5 years. She now teaches fourth grade. During her time spent as the Art Specialist, Mrs. Peterson discovered that there were many ways to learn. She wanted to share those experiences with students and decided to become a teacher. She loves having fun with her students and has a great sense of humor. One day she came to school with her hair curly and a student said to her, “I didn’t know it was crazy hair day today.” She hasn’t worn her hair like that since but got a good laugh out of that. Her favorite movie is Finding Nemo. She says that perhaps she feels like Dori sometimes. Mrs. Peterson’s hope for her students is that they progress far more than they ever thought they could because they believe in themselves.