Position: Retiring 7th Grade Math Teacher
School: Albemarle Middle School
School District: Stanly County Schools
City, State: Albemarle, NC
Music that Describes James
James Patrick was nominated by his principal, Chris Jonassen.
Mr. Patrick builds solid relationships with his students. He pushes them to reach beyond their potential, regardless of their background. He is someone who never settles for being mediocre. Mr. Patrick always strives to learn more, do more, and be more. He stays up-to-date on best practices in education and is willing to do anything needed to meet the needs of his students. He has a positive attitude and believes in doing whatever it takes to teach his students. Mr. Patrick creates a culture in his classroom that promotes collaboration and curiosity. He has had great results with students during his career. He believes in developing the whole child by teaching to what his students need. Mr. Patrick is the first one to ask for help when needed, and he always follows school protocol and procedures. He works extremely well with his team on the seventh grade hallway and throughout the building.
"Mr. Patrick will be very hard to replace this coming school year as he retires," said Jonassen. "He's leaving huge shoes to fill!"