Mrs. Patterson

Welcome to My Kindergarten Classroom

    My name is Fran Patterson and I would like to welcome you to Fred L. Wilson Elementary School.   Currently, I am in my 28th year of teaching. I have had the privilege to teach all 28 of these years at Fred L. Wilson Elementary School.
    I am married and have 2 boys.  One son works at Appalachian State University with the athletic department and the other son just graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   My family loves the mountains, the beach, and the Florida Gators! 
     I look forward to teaching your child this year at Fred L. Wilson.  Please feel free to contact me by email.
College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
    I earned my degree in Early Childhood from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC in 1991 and earned a Master's in Special Education from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte in 1995.  

Educational Philosophy/Vision: 
My love for teaching began when I was a little girl. I would put my stuffed animals around in my bedroom, get lots of books off of my bookshelf, grab some chalk and start playing "teacher" at my chalkboard.  It was then that I knew I wanted to make a difference in children's lives.  

Fran Patterson