• Welcome to Ms. Patterson's Classroom

    Katy Patterson
    Email: kpatterson@iss.k12.nc.us
    My Mission for Crossroads Arts and Science Early College
    9th and 10th grade English

    Students will grow as learners and as responsible contributors to our global society.
    About Me
    "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
    --William Butler Yeats
    Educational Background
    B.S. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
    Academically Gifted Certification
    National Board Certification-Language Arts
    Masters Degree in Middle Grades Education 
    I left the field of Chemical Engineering in 1999 and taught Advanced Language Arts at Brawley Middle School and Mt Mourne IB until 2016. I have also taught Social Studies and Science in 8th grade. I serve on the Northern Region Odyssey of the Mind Board as Regional Treasurer and serve on the State Board for NCOM as the State Secretary. I look forward to working with OM teams from Crossroads! I am also the school sponsor/coach for our new Battle of the Books program-Read On!
    My youngest child, my son Graham, graduated with a degree in Film Production from UNC Wilmington and is currently a lead editor for a film company called Modern Post in New York City.  My daughter Samantha graduated with a degree in Sociology from UNC Chapel Hill, received her Masters Degree at UNC Chapel Hill, and is employed full-time as an Occupational Therapist in the Pinehurst area. My daughter Natalie graduated from NC State in 2010 with a degree in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis on Bio-Molecular/ Bio-Technology. She is employed by R.E Mason in Raleigh as a control systems engineer. My oldest child, Risa, is a graduate of Appalachian State. Risa gave up her career as a rock star...she was the keyboardist/vocalist for the rock band The Design in Raleigh along with Voice star Kat Robichaud for several years. She currently lives in both San Francisco and Raleigh, working for Shawk Graphics as a graphic arts designer and doing freelance work as well. 

    I enjoy cooking, gardening, running and reading while at home. Snow skiing and scuba diving are my favorite activities when I get the chance to travel.
    At High Tea in Bermuda
    1st Block Groups Presentation Link:  http://tinyurl.com/nthucb8
    2nd Block Groups Presentation Link:  http://tinyurl.com/o3dgyoh 
    4th Block Groups Presentation Link:  http://tinyurl.com/ljkcksn
Last Modified on April 4, 2019