Trish Foster

Trish Foster teaches  Archery, Scientific Computer Skills (SCS), and coaches the VPE award-winning Envirothon Team and the VPE Ocean Bowl Team.



  • MS in Biology with concentrations in Entomology and Environmental Science from East Tennessee State University, 1992
  • BS in Biology and Chemistry, Cooperative Degree, Meredith College and North Carolina State University, 1990


  • Field Biologist Assistant, Duke Power Company, NC and SC for 3 years
  • State Park Naturalist at Warrior’s Path, Tennessee Department of Conservation for 2 years
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant for General Biology 101 and 102 Laboratory classes, East Tennessee State University for 2 years
  • Environmental Specialist and Aquatic Entomologist, GA Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division for 5 years
  • Senior Scientist, Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, GA for 5 years
  • AMS Montessori certified Early Childhood & Elementary, taught for 5 years
  • Certified with GA Adopt-A-Stream and Project WET programs, Non-Point Source Pollution Division for GA DNR
  • Certified Trainer for Applied River Morphology programs (Dave Rosgen) and Habitat Assessment instructor for GA DNR
  • Coordinator and Lead Instructor at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center for 5 years.
  • Serves on the Georgia Envirothon Council
  • Certified in Project Wild and Project Learning Tree
  • Georgia 4H volunteer
  • Science Olympiad Coach, 2012-2014
  • Envirothon Coach, Vantage Point Education, 2014-2020


Trish and her husband, David, live in the Hoschton area.  She has 2 children, Coral and Cooper. Coral is in graduate school at Nicholls State University, Louisiana, conducting research on plant inundation from flood events for the US Corps of Engineers.  Cooper is a rising senior at Berry College, majoring in Creative Technology and Environmental Science.  Both children were graduates of Vantage Point.  Trish and her family are members of St. Mary & St. Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church in Buford.