Degrees and Certifications:
I am very excited to start this third year at Sycamore Springs Elementary School! I am looking forward to learning with you all and challenging ourselves throughout the school year. I have taught 5th grade in AISD, at Will Davis and Timy Barannoff Elementary Schools, and have worked as an interventionist K-5 at Rooster Springs and Menchaca Elementary . My husband Adam and I have two creative and smart kiddos that are also SSES Tigers. James will be in 4th grade, and Mary in 2nd. I love all things school and in my free time have been known to take informal classes at ACC and UT, attend Maker Faires and lead a den of Cub Scouts. I was the 32nd person in my family to earn a degree from Texas A&M University, and I attended my first bonfire before the age of 1. My graduate degree is from Concordia University, here in Austin, where I was able to work full time and go to school at night and on weekends. My M.Ed. is in Advanced Literacy and I am a Certified Reading Specialist. I enjoy my neighborhood and neighbors, walking, swimming, Zumba, really most group exercise at the YMCA, camping, watching my children play sports or dance, going out to the country with my family, countless museums, live shows and traveling. My husband works for United Planet Fitness, and we just added a Red Earred Slider to our family named Emerald, Emie for short.
Welcome to Sycamore Springs where adventure awaits!
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Mrs. Patrick's Favorites
Color: Maroon, Green
Restaurants: Jack Allens, Pieous, Hat Creek, Chuy's, Aroi Thai, pretty much all food;)
Places to buy classroom items: Amazon, Target, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Walmart
Hobbies: Going to Movies, spending time outside, traveling, working out, reading