About Mrs. Patterson
Hello UP Panthers! My name is Ali Patterson and I am thrilled to be an official member of the UP family after spending most of my days over the last three years substitute teaching in every area of our school! I received my degree in Elementary Education from the University of Texas at Austin, taught 5th grade in Austin ISD for 6 years, stayed home to raise my family and have been working my way back into the classroom over the last 5 years. I feel blessed to now be on the other side of the parent-teacher relationship in this exceptional school that has been so good to my own kids.
I am a native Austinite, a tried and true Texas Longhorn, and a very proud mother of Ella (16), Hattie (13), Cotton (9), and wife of 20 years to Lucas. I spend most of my time outside of the classroom watching my kids play sports, driving them to and from practices, cooking, and catching up with family and friends. My favorite place to vacation is the beach ...watching the sunset over the ocean takes my breath away.
Kids are my love, my passion, and my calling. My desire is to create a classroom environment where every kid feels safe, loved and valued. Then we can be a community of learners ready to make great academic growth... and have lots of fun while we do it!