Patty has been teaching in the Montessori classroom since 1982. She has a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from Sacramento State University and a Montessori Diploma from The College of Notre Dame de Namur University. Patty is excited to have the opportunity to help the children explore their world. She is devoted to help each child grow towards independence by building confidence, competence, self-esteem and respect for others in an academic environment. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband & family, hiking, gardening, baking and doing yoga. Patty especially enjoys working with children simply because of their innocence and peacefulness.