Tricia Wilbourne has served students and their families in education over a thirty-year period in four states in an array of roles to include, volunteer, PTA president, classroom teacher, instructional coach and in her current role as Executive Director and Principal of Discovery Charter School in Las Vegas. Her responsibilities span all operational departments as she administers two campuses, 500 students, over 50 staff members, and a three-member Therapy Dog Program.
Tricia Wilbourne and her husband are members of Faith Lutheran Community Church. She is a Teacher Leader Academy Alumni, Executive Leader Alumni, Charter School Association of Nevada board member, Leadership Institute of Nevada member and currently a member of Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2023. She holds a Nevada teaching and administration license. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Georgia and her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Governors University.
Tricia Wilbourne is married to USAF retired fighter pilot whose last Nellis AFB assignment brought them to the great city of Las Vegas. They have two adult sons that are products of public and private schools from seven different states. Their younger son experienced a tragic bicycling accident four years ago and remains a quadriplegic. He is independent and thriving at the University of Colorado as an aerospace engineer. Their older son is married and employed as an engineer. She and her husband are active members of PFC Crossfit, avid skiers, and she completes a half marathon each year.
Tricia Wilbourne considers it a privilege to work for her students, their families, her staff and the community stakeholders. She believes she is entrusted with souls that enter her campus and strives to be a good steward of the academic, financial and organizational success of the school. Her personal and professional experiences bring high leadership value as she navigates the problems facing Nevada students. She is tireless in her efforts to find solutions to improve the learning environment for all students in our state.