Trisha Lancaster is currently the Executive Director and Co-Founder of SOAR Charter Academy and has been in this position since 2008, the first year of operation. She taught first and second grade for the San Bernardino City Unified for 16 years before founding SOAR. During this time, she graduated with honors with her Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Reading and her GATE certification. She was a District Mentor/BTSA Mentor for five years in which she assisted 25-30 new teachers in the San Bernardino City Unified School District. Personally, she is married and has three sons. She enjoys running, hiking, camping, reading, and spending time with her family.