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Linda Patton

Position: Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
School: Clay Hill Elementary School
School District: Dorchester District 4
City, State: Ridgeville, SC

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Linda Patton was nominated by her colleague of over 15 years, Nicole Bryant.

Mrs. Patton has been teaching for over 30 years. Her passion for students and their growth is phenomenal!

"I began my position as Reading Coach 5 years ago. When I became reading coach, I expressed how important it was to start reading strategies in Pre-Kindergarten to get students reading. Mrs.Patton loved the idea," said Bryant. "Not only did she love it, but she had 100% of her students reading before the end of the year. I was so amazed! I invited other teachers and coaches over to see what was going on in her class. No one could believe their eyes!  Mrs. Patton's drive for teaching and learning has proven successful in all of her students throughout the years."

Mrs. Patton is not only an awesome teacher, but an excellent person to work with. She is very humble, and she loves all of the students and teachers in her learning environment. Mrs. Patton comes to work daily with a smile on her face. She also loves to spread cheer during the holidays by catering meals to share with her students, parents and coworkers! Everyone loves Ms. Patton's parties; the food is great, and the hospitality is always genuine. 

Mrs. Patton is a passionate member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. She is also active in her church. Mrs. Patton displays her leadership abilities by being a model teacher who is always willing to show others how to balance socializing, play, and instruction in the Pre Kindergarten Learning Environment.

Mrs. Patton is an outstanding educator. She is loved by all of the parents, students, and teachers for her commitment as an educator and her passion for teaching students.