Hello to all! My name is Shelley Patterson, and I am an Itinerant Venture teacher for Auburn City Schools. (War Eagle!) I absolutely LOVE my job, and getting to see my students grow into independent, life-long learners. Before teaching at Auburn, I was a fourth grade teacher at Stephens Elementary School- where I learned that taking students to the next level of education was my passion, and that I will do whatever it takes to get students excited about learning. I am the wife of Tyler Patterson, mother of Hudson (above), and an animal lover with FIVE pets. As a former theatre major, I am always searching for ways to blend theatre into education which I think makes learning more fun! My favorite subject is writing, because I think that ALL children can be empowered by learning how to use their voice in a positive way. I am hoping this year is just the beginning of many wonderful adventures I will have with students in Auburn. And, I cannot wait to see what you all will TEACH me! So, come on..... let's grow and learn together!