Meet Mrs. Patti

I’ve taught for 16 amazing years: I taught for five years at St. Augustin School, moved to New York City to teach for another five years, and then moved back to Des Moines and have been teaching at St. Augustin ever since. That’s eleven years in total at St. Augustin!

I grew up here in Des Moines and attended St. Theresa’s and Dowling Catholic High School. I attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. 

What I enjoy most about teaching: I love their love of knowledge! It is refreshing being around students who love to learn. It’s great when something clicks for them, and I get to be a part of that each day. The students are so refreshing to be around; they always can make me smile, and there is never a dull moment. 

About my family: My husband, John, is from Boston and moved with me back to Iowa shortly after getting married. We have three sweet children.

What I enjoy doing outside of school: I love spending time with my family.  We enjoy traveling and exploring new places, as well as running or going for walks. I also love reading, cooking, and learning new things!