Tricia Winik

Grade 7 Homeroom | Grade 8 English, Art, Health and Gym

Teaching at MCA has been more than a rewarding career. As a teacher, I often find myself motivated by the students. Their fearlessness in faith, their resiliency to learn, and their inspiration in hope often make them great teachers.

Over the past 3 years, I had taken a leave to be home to care for my husband in his battle with ALS. My husband and I taught together at MCA for over 25 years, and we always felt a closeness to the MCA community, but even more so when we were home fighting the fight of our lives.

I do love the subject areas I teach (Writing, Literature, Physical Education, Art) as they lend themselves to wonderful discussions and conversations about our place in God’s world and how He is equipping us to use the gifts we have, to care for and regard the well-being of others.

After many years of participating in high-level sports, the guiding principles of consistent effort, the value of hard work, overcoming disappointment, teamwork, and a positive outlook are used to help create a classroom environment where my students can thrive. Sometimes, they surprise themselves as they discover their own abilities.

A scripture verse my husband and I leaned into during the darkest moments is: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Romans 12:12)

My interests today include anything Michigan State Spartans, bullet journaling, reading and pickleball.


Bachelor of Education – University of Toronto
Bachelor of Science – Michigan State University
OTC – Ontario Teaching Certificate

Basic Qualifications

Jr/Int. Science
Physical Education
Language Arts

Additional Qualifications

Master of Science – Theory of Coaching (course work)
Level III Certification: Basketball