I grew up in Possum Trott, Arkansas. (It is 15 miles from Atkins). I went to school at Wonderview. I went to college at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR. I taught Kindergarten at Sacred Heart School in Morrilton for a year before coming to Atkins in 2002.
I have a BSE – PK through 6 with certifications from K-8
Co-hort Training for Arkansas Tech students; Phonics First, ELLA, Literacy in the Classroom,
I started teaching at Atkins Elementary in 2002. I have taught Kindergarten for 16 years at Atkins. This year (17-18) I am a classroom literacy interventionist for K-12. I enjoyed teaching Kindergarten and I am enjoying teaching all grade levels. I love everything literacy, so I am loving helping all grade levels with literacy.
I am married to Keith Patterson. He went to school at Morrilton. We were married in 1996 at Hattieville, Arkansas. We have three sons, Kevin Patterson, Brandon Gray, and Kyle Patterson. We have 7 wonderful grandchildren… Whitlee Erin Patterson (12), Carlie Grace Grabher (6), Drake Glynn Gray (5), Kooper Lee Patterson (4), Forest Kash Patterson (3), Peyton Brielle Patterson (3), and Dayson Wayne Gray (1).
I LOVE to read. I generally read a new book each week. I am involved in Adult Literacy and do tutoring as often as possible.