Teaching: Middle School SOAR Teacher
At PALCS Since: 2017
BA in Psychology from West Chester University
M.Ed in Multicultural Education & Math/Science Teaching Certification Grades 4-8 from Eastern University
Brief Biography: Mrs. Patterson started out working as a behavioral aid at a West Chester Area School District elementary school and then as a paraeducator at a local Delaware County middle school for almost five years before officially becoming a certified teacher. She went to Eastern University and earned her teaching certificate in Math and Science for the middle grades. She fell in love with teaching and started working at PA Leadership Charter School in 2017. Since then, Mrs. P has earned her Masters of Education at Eastern University and has helped with community service events, STEM camp, Art/Math Fusion program, multicultural events, and in-person field trips. Mrs. P currently added a new career position and is a professor as Harcum Junior College, where she teaches adult learners about Arts Integration in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. P looks forward to meeting new students each year and teaching them the love of math and arts integration like she does! Mrs. P is married with two children and lives outside the Philadelphia region. She enjoys being creative, helping others, and walking outside whenever possible!