Dear All Saints Parents and Community,
My name is Nicole Patterson and I’m thrilled to be teaching 6th grade English Language Arts and Religion at All Saints Academy for the 2018/2019 school year. I’m passionate about Catholic School education and feel blessed to work with this outstanding school and community.
I grew up in Grand Rapids and my own Catholic School experience started many years ago as a student at St. Alphonsus School. After graduating from Catholic Central, I went on to get my teaching degree in regular and deaf education from Michigan State University. My first teaching position was at St. Thomas the Apostle School, where I taught middle school language arts. I left St. Thomas in 2003 to stay at home with my 4 children and to work on my master’s degree from Aquinas College. I returned to teaching in 2009. After working briefly as a hearing and language impairment teacher with GRPS, I took a position with Divine Providence Academy in Conklin, Michigan and have been teaching language arts to fourth through eighth graders since 2011.
While working as a Grand Rapids Diocese teacher, I had a chance to get to know the leadership and staff at All Saints Academy. I was impressed with their commitment to excellence and ongoing growth. When a position became available, I felt God’s call to serve this vibrant community. I’m eager to share my Catholic faith and years of experience with ASA.
I will not only be a new teacher, but also a new parent at ASA. My own son, Nikolas (who goes by Niko), will be a new 6th grade student. He is the youngest of my four kids and the only one not attending West Catholic in the fall. As a parent, I’m impressed with what ASA has to offer. I believe this will be a good fit for both of us.
I’m excited to start setting up my classroom and getting to know even more about the All Saints Community. I can’t wait to get to know my new students! Please feel welcome to reach out and contact me with any questions or to stop by to meet me before school starts, as I’m sure I’ll be around quite a bit. I’m looking forward to a great year.