Degrees and Certifications:
ount Holyoke College B.A Biology and Psychology SUNY Upstate Medical School, M.S. Pharmacology
Ms. Patricia McGrattan
I received a BA in Biology and Psychology from Mount Holyoke College. I have a MS in Pharmacology from SUNY Upstate Medical School in Syracuse, NY. After graduate school, my husband and I moved to CT and went to work in the corporate world. After 10 years in the corporate world I left to be a fulltime mom to my three children.
I got my teaching certificate when my oldest child was in fifth grade. I taught seventh grade Life Science at Rogers Park Middle School in Danbury Connecticut. The middle school had 1100 students, so it is about the same size as MHS.
My family and I left CT and moved back to Massachusetts. I took care of my elderly mother, and eventually went back to teaching. I have taught at MHS for six years
I enjoy traveling and have been to England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Canada, and Lithuania. Within the U.S. I have been to many different states The highlight of one trip was seeing the Grand Canyon! I also spent a week in Krakow, Poland and learned how to get around using public transportation, despit being unable to speak much Polish.
I like to hike, ski, golf, read, and obviously travel!
I believe that one of the hallmarks of a good education is the ability to know how to learn. Nie mogę się doczekać do wielkiego nowego roku szkolnego! ( Translation: I am looking forward to a great new school year!)