Patricia Hughes-Fitzgerald is a Program Specialist at the Center on Education and Training for Employment, where she provides content expertise in the areas of curriculum and instruction. Tricia’s work focuses on curriculum and instruction support for educators in K-12, career tech, and post-secondary. In addition to her work as a program specialist, Tricia serves as the Buckeye Wellness Innovator for the Center.
She also serves as a member of CETE’s Steering Team for the Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Movement. REDI is designed to increase members of the CETE community’s knowledge and skills relevant to the posture and practice of cultural humility, identify and establish anti-racist norms, practices, and policies at CETE, and contribute to the dismantling of institutional racism within CETE’s spheres of influence.
Tricia brings over 20 years of experience in education to the center. She spent 15 years as a high school social studies teacher before transitioning to Curriculum and Instruction Specialist at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH. It was from there that she joined the center. Tricia holds bachelor’s degrees in History and Secondary Education and a master’s degree in Secondary Education – Curriculum and Instruction all from the University of Cincinnati.
When not working, you can find Tricia trying her best to make her family and friends laugh or walking her dog, Tater Tot.