Mrs. Lea (Ali) Patterson » About Mrs. Patterson

About Mrs. Patterson

Welcome to 2nd grade!    I can't wait to get to know all of you and spend the year with your child!


My degree is in Elementary Education from the University of Texas at Austin. I taught 5th grade in Austin ISD for 6 years, then stayed home to raise my family. I worked my way back into the classroom teaching preschool and substitute teaching .  This is my fourth year teaching 2nd grade at UP. 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 (19), Hattie (16),  Cotton (12), and wife of 23 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!