Mrs. Trista Shinskie

Phone: 910-324-4142


Degrees and Certifications:

Bloomsburg University- BA. Elementary Education and Special Education. Cabrini College- Masters in Education and Reading Specialist. Widener University- Literacy Coaching and Instructional Coaching 2018-2019 Northwoods Elementary Technology Teacher of The Year.

Mrs. Trista Shinskie



I am a 2008 graduate of Bloomsburg University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education. I began my teaching career as an Emotional Support Teacher. In 2009 I moved to Downingtown, Pa where I taught K-3 for five years as a Learning Support teacher. In 2014 I accepted the position of Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach. I have continued my love of learning through Cabrini University where I earned my  Masters in Education and Reading. Teaching reading is my passion. 

I am married to my best friend, Robert. When I married him I hit the jackpot and gained two incredible children. We love animals and have rescued a few. We have 4 fur babies; Bubba the Pug, Jewels the Bulldog, Ollie the Golden, and Kiki the cat. 

This is my second year teaching in OCS. I am very excited to be joining the RES team. My classroom is a place where student's are challenged to set goals and work hard to achieve them. I encourage my students to always strive to be the best version of themselves.  I enjoy spending time with my family, trying new restaurants, and relaxing with a good book. I am excited to be here at Richlands and  I am looking forward to a great year in Fifth Grade.