Patricia is associate dean in the Graduate School of Education and director of the Center for Inclusive and Special Education. She is also supervisor of the Lesley Institute for Trauma Sensitivity.
She began her career as an elementary, bilingual, and special education teacher. She has taught almost every grade level from young children to graduate students in Massachusetts, Washington, DC, and Paraguay. For 12 years, Patricia led Stokes (EWS) School, a dual language immersion elementary school in DC, as the director of education and principal. Before returning to Lesley, she served as DC's Lead Clinical Faculty for the Urban Teacher Center. Previously, Patricia managed the Literacy Institute at Lesley and taught as an adjunct faculty for Simmons University, Catholic University of America, and Lesley University.
BS in Education, Westfield State University
MA in Intercultural Relations, Lesley University
CAGS in Education Administration, Lesley University
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, University of Pennsylvania