top of page

Tricia Dunn, Home Education Specialist

Tricia Dunn holds a dual degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. She has over 20 years of  educational experience  as a classroom teacher, remedial teacher, tutor, and home educator. She has the honor of being mom and teacher to her own 6 amazing children ages 14-24 year old as well as a support home educator to other students. Tricia is passionate about helping parents discover the best schooling option that meets the needs of their individual child. She offers support and guidance in a variety of ways.  

Tricia is also Certified Parent Coach and Life Empowerment Coach. 

Tricia's own experience of years of feeling like she was not living to her full potential, stuck in a people pleasing cycle and dealing with her own self worth issues and then discovering  how to break from this cycle  resulted in a passion to share with others the tools needed to live empowered for life. 

Tricia is the creator and facilitator of empowerment courses both online and live events in Illinois since 2010. Tricia has almost 20 years of education and coaching experience. 

Tricia's message is "Growth takes Time, Effort and Commitment!"


Who is Tricia Dunn?

Tricia Dunn        Jane Marcoux

ACES Education &

Sun Raise Academy

Jane and Tricia have worked as colleagues in the local homeschool network of the Chicago metro area. They shared resources to support the families of grades PreK-8 (Jane) and grades 9-12+ (Tricia).

As their collaborations continued and their businesses interacted more frequently, they realized that their nearly 60 years of combined work in education would add significant value to the services and programs that they each provided individually. As the 2022-2023 school year begins, these two businesses will officially join forces–working together and expanding services and locations to assist learners and educators in all types of educational settings.

What our customers are saying

“My favorite part of the conference was Tricia’s short story of how she made a decision to follow her dream of helping others break through to empower themselves lovingly..." - D.M.

Our Services and Programs

Services available for high school homeschool students with SunRaise Academy

1.Support classes for core and electives credits

2.Self – paced classes with weekly accountability.

3.Educational Coaching

4.College planning

5.College Essay Coaching

6.Study Skills Class

7.Test prep for SAT and ACT with an official ACT Certified Educator

8. Tricia Dunn is registered as a test administrator and is qualified and approved to administer Stanford/OLSAT® and Iowa Assessments™/CogAT®

9.Transcript service

10. Consultation for curriculum creation

11. Quarterly Support

12. Entrepreneurship Coaching

13. Next Steps Coaching

Inquire about our start to finish, customized educational journey process. 

bottom of page