Phone: (256) 430-2751


Degrees and Certifications:

College: University of Alabama in Huntsville Degree: Dual Certification in General and Special Education Grades K-6 Teaching Experience: 1 year 3rd grade general education teacher; 2 years 3-5 Special Education; 2 years K-1 Transitional Special Education

Ms. Trisha Ehrhardt

My name is Trisha Ehrhardt and I am very excited to be returning to Columbia Elementary. I graduated from University of Alabama in Huntsville where I dual majored in special and general education. I am currenty teaching the K-1 Transitional Special Education unit. This will be my third year working in this grade level and my fifth year working in special education in Madison City Schools. I look forward to working with each and every student and watching their success and growth.  

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois in a family of 7 as an avid Chocago Sports fan. My favorite past times are watching sports and working out. Growing up, I played several sports. In high school I decided to go the path of playing soccer and running cross country. While looking at colleges, I accepted a soccer scholarship to play at UAH. 

My husband and I have a son, Maverick Cruz.

  • Supply List 

    Classroom Supplies

    • 2 composition notebooks
    • 2 packs of primary lined paper
    • Art Box
      • 1 pair of scissors
      • 1 box of colored pencils
      • Glue Sticks
      • 1-2 Packs of pencils
    • Expo markers
    • 2-4 paper folders (preferably 1 of each color- purple, red, blue, and green--if you would like to donate more it would be GREATLY appreciated!! )
    • 1 1” or 2”, 3 ring binder

    Daily cleaning supplies we use

    • 1 pack of Baby Wipes
    • 1 Hand Sanitizer
    • 2 boxes of Tissues
    • Lysol Wipes

    Additional Items

    • 1 pair of headphones (not ear buds)
    • Rest mat (cloth or plastic)
    • Other daily living supplies pertinent to your child (diapers/pull-ups, wipes, etc.)
    • change of clothing (seasonally appropriate), including socks
    • Backpack
    • Any item you may prefer your child use that are not available at school

    "Wish List" 

    • Additional Cleaning wipes (Clorox, Lysol, etc)
    • Paper towels
    • Card stock (any color)
    • Construction Paper
    • Letter-size laminating pouches
    • Sticky-back Velcro
    • Colored file folders
    • Straws
    • Plastic Cups
    • Paper/Plastic Plates and Bowls
    • plastic silverware 
    • batteries (AAA and AA)

    Thank you for your support and I look forward to a wonderful year!!!

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