Tricia McGhee has called Kansas City her home for two thirds of her life- competing with her early years in California & recent years in Mexico City, Mexico. She is a parent to two bicultural middle schoolers, and experienced the complexity of navigating Kansas City’s educational landscape during her family’s return from Mexico City in 2017. While living in Mexico, she spent time in the classroom & developed an English literature workshop for elementary students that encouraged a chaotic love of books. Motivated by her dedication to language access & family engagement with refugee, immigrant & multilingual families, Tricia served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Department of Language Services & Cultural Equity at KCPS. Tricia received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Africana Studies from the University of Kansas, and seeks to support parent leadership capacity in Spanish speaking families.
She currently serves as a VISTA Leader at Literacy KC, and is a cohort member of the Parent Leadership Training Institute of Kansas City. Outside of these roles, Tricia can be found connecting with others through music (fiddling!), volunteering, hiking, and fostering one too many cats with KC Pet Project.