As the director of the Center for Inclusive and Special Education, Patricia is focused on equity in education. She continues to provide leadership for the Inclusion Institute and the Lesley Institute for Trauma Sensitivity.
Patricia considers herself a lifelong teacher and learner. 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, South America. For 12 years, Patricia led Stokes (EWS) School, an inclusive dual language immersion elementary school in DC, as the director of education and principal.
Previously at Lesley, Patricia served as the Literacy Institute Coordinator, DC's Lead Clinical Faculty in partnership with the Urban Teacher Center, and Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Education.
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