Patti has taught at Scera Park Elementary in Orem, Utah, for 40 years. She taught third grade for eight years and the fifth or sixth grade for the last 32. She is currently teaching a fifth/sixth grade combination.
During her career she has been active in the Alpine Education Association, serving as a board member, president, and delegate to the UEA House of Delegates and NEA House of Representatives. In 2008 she was the recipient of Alpine District’s Excellence in Education Award. Her McKay School experience taught her the importance of being prepared each day and of being consistent in her expectations, knowing that students rise to the level of a teacher’s expectations. Patti advises,
“Enjoy life, don’t take yourself too seriously, and don’t be afraid to try new things.”