Miss Patty is excited to be joining the CLMS community! She is a co- teacher with Ms. Cathie in the Early Childhood classroom. Miss Patty has over 16 years experience as a Montessori teacher.  She received her 3-6 Montessori credentials from Seton Montessori Institute. She was recently employed as an Early Childhood Coordinator at a public library where she developed creative and unique literacy programs for children and caregivers.  Miss Patty’s son, Matthew, attended a Montessori school from Preschool-6th grade. She lives in Belvidere with her husband, Jim, dog Opal, and kitty Milo.