Welcome to your child's first grade class! My name is Patty Brown and I have been a teacher at Clarence Center since September of 1986. All but one of those years was spent in the first grade classroom.
I currently live in East Amherst with my husband Kevin and our two children, Danny and Katie. We enjoy traveling, attending sporting events and gathering together for family functions.
I graduated from Buffalo State College with a BS degree in Elementary Education and a MS degree in Reading. I have wanted to be a first grade teacher since I was six years old. My wish came true! The growth and development of the kiddos from September to June is amazing!
The focus of our program is reading. Each child learns to read at his/her own developmental rate. All curriculum is presented to your child using the three main modalities of learning: auditory, visual and kinesthetic.
Our class consists of 25 inquisitive and bright girls and boys. Respect and honesty are the two main themes stressed daily in our room. All children are expected to follow school rules and treat others kindly.
We are fortunate to have Mrs. Joanne Armstrong as our classroom aide. Mrs. Armstrong has worked in our building for many years. She is wonderful with the children. She is an asset to our program.
Mrs. MaryKay Barrett also works in our room for 90 minutes a day. She is a special education teacher who brings her wonderful reading/math teaching techniques to our class.
Please contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to working with you and your child.
407-9150 ext 3305