She has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Science Education 9-12 and Biology, A Master's of Arts Degree in Science Education with a concentration in chemistry and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership.
As principal of Washington Academy and High School she said, "I hope to create a shared vision with the students, staff, and community. I will have high expectations for our students and staff while empowering others to take control of their own learning by establishing an environment based on accountability and responsibility. I will ensure a safe and orderly environment. Most importantly, all decisions will be made based on what is best for our students."
Dr. Patterson said, "I believe in developing processes and procedures that provide the most efficient learning environment for students. I am fortunate to have experiences that have helped me to grow as instructional leader and I enjoy sharing those experiences with others to help them continue to grow as educators and leaders. I believe in empowering students and teachers and I fully understand the value that comes from meeting and exceeding goals." She said she enjoys working with high school students stating she had a passion for teaching them and this passion has continued in her administrative roles.