For over 25 years Patty has mentored children and youth and in a variety
of positions including coaching sports, assisting with elementary student
supervision, and reading. Being born into a Greek family and living her
early years in Greece, she has developed her Greek language skills and
utilized them over the years in each of her mentoring roles, helping youth
improve their fluency in the Greek language and learning about their heritage.
She integrates a child's personal interests in lessons to keep them
engaged, and understands the complexity of learning a new language by
adapting her conversation style to meet the child's learning level.
She is patient and compassionate by nature and enjoys working with children
of all ages in areas of art, music, sports and language. She currently
works for the Peel Board of Education supervising elementary children,
and volunteers Saturdays at International Languages Greek school also
run by Peel Board. Patty attended grades 1through 12 and graduated Greek
Language Classes at West Toronto Collegiate Institute receiving 3 credits
towards her Ontario Secondary School Diploma.