Patricia holds the AMI 6-12 diploma, and has completed the NAMTA Orientation to Adolescent Studies. She established a land-based Adolescent Community at the Barbara Gordon Montessori School (now Waypoint Montessori) in Colleyville, Texas. Here she is currently guiding an Upper Elementary class of 35 children and serves as the school’s Coordinator of Upper School. Patricia is a Board Member of The Montessori Institute of North Texas (MINT), an AMI teacher training centre, for three years and Treasurer for the past two years. She also heads MINT’s Funds Development Committee, and implemented a successful fundraising strategy.