Patty is a very skilled teacher. She loves working at Henderson and working with students. She had been working at GHHS as a math teacher, but discovered she works better with smaller crowds.
Patty loves being outside and exploring this lovely world we call home. She also appreciates being able to open up students to the world of math as well as working one on one with students. When she came to Henderson she saw an opportunities to work closer with her students and to help teach them more. And, from what i've been told, she is a pickle ball champion as well.
Favorite Movie? While You Were Sleeping
Favorite music? James Taylor
Favorite Book? Harry Potter series
Three words to describe you? Athletic, analytical, faithful
Hobbies? Pickleball, cycling, kayaking, baking, walking with my dog on the beach
Best memory from when you were in high school?
Working in a Math lab with my favorite Math teacher
Where did you attend high school? James Madison H.S., Vienna, VA
What college did you graduate from and what was your major? William & Mary—B.S. Geology
What lead you to working in schools?
Especially having four children, I have always enjoyed
explaining concepts. With a Young Life background,
I enjoy being with teenagers.
Why did you select Henderson? I realized I am an introvert, and would be better suited to a smaller environment.
What do you enjoy most about Henderson? Getting to know the
students, and being able to tutor one-on-one, and having a
What is your main goal for this year? To open students’ eyes to the
connections between Math and the world around them.
Who was your all-time favorite teacher and why? Dr. Gerry Johnson, my
college Geology professor, who saw me as more than just a good student. I babysat for him, and he taught me to make bread.
Three things on your bucket list? Go back to Hawaii to see Maui, sail
around the San Juan islands, and get my kitchen redone!
What else? I am now a grandma! After this May, each of my
children will have a child. So I will be going to Denver and
Chicago more than usual.