Hi! My name is Irma Patton and I am a 2nd Grade Bilingual teacher at J.L.Lyon Elementary. Let me tell you a little about myself......
I grew up in the small West Texas town of Fort Stockton. I graduated from Fort Stockton High School in 1981.
After that, I received my Associate's Degree from South Plains College in Levelland,Texas. While at SPC, I played college tennis for two years on an athletic scholarship.
I transferred to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Physical Education.
A few years later I decided to obtain my Master's of Liberal Arts Degree in Bilingual/ESL Education from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas.
This year I will begin my 31st year as an educator!
I have taught 20 years in our great state of Texas and 11 years in the state of New Mexico.
I have taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade and 4th grade.
I have also taught elementary Physical Education for grades Kindergarten-6th grades.
I've also enjoyed coaching tennis at the high school level for both men and women.
My husband and I have been happily married for 28 years and we have two grown daughters. Both of our girls are in college now so we are "empty nesters".
On my spare time I like to play tennis, ride bikes with my husband, camp, go to the movies or a concert, or watch sports either live or on television.
This year is going to be AWESOME!
2nd Grade Schedule:
School begins at 8:15
School Ends at 3:20