Ms. Patrick's Bio
Welcome to my schoolloop page! This is my sixth year teaching English at El Camino High School and I'm excited to be back and teaching Sophomore Honors and English Language Development this year.
A little about me: I graduated with honors from SFSU in 2003 with a B.A. in Cinema. After travels, adventures and volunteering experience in public schools in San Francisco, I became impassioned to work in education and dedicated to empower youth. I returned to SFSU and received my teaching credential (single subject in English) in 2011. I also have a certificate to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from UC Berkeley Extension and am working on finishing my masters in TESOL. I am passionate about languages, linguistics and helping learners of English acquire mastery and gain self-confidence. I know from my own journey improving my Spanish how challenging the process can be.
“The limits of my language are the limits of my world” -Wittgenstein
Language is a powerful tool. Through it we learn about the world (reading and listening) and the world learns about us (writing and speaking). Strong language skills enable us to be better understood and to communicate effectively so that we are more likely to get what we want and need from those around us.