My name is Paty (Patchi), short for Patricia. I hail from South America, born and raised in Brazil. October will mark my 10th anniversary of living here in America, and I am grateful that I decided to go on an adventure and cross the ocean all those years ago! I’ve been at Hilltop for a little over 4 years now, working with Preschool/Pre-k classrooms. I’ve recently been promoted to Mountain/Cloud Mentor Educator position, and I am delighted to support educators, children and families in a different capacity. I have a BA degree in Education and School Administration, a Montessori Teaching Certificate, and advanced training in Shamanic and Intuitive Healing and Arts. I also have 15 years of experience working with children of various ages and grades, with 7 of them being with toddlers (2 years old) as well as 5 years of leadership/management experience. I try to make time to write, dance, indulge in new flavors of food, and explore PNW nature and urban corners in the city that I haven’t been. I am looking forward for this school year and working alongside you all!