Ms. Patricia Medrano

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Phone: 480-472-4935

Biography

     I was born in Mesa, Arizona (Southside Hospital) and raised in Gilbert, Arizona.  I am a Native Arizonan!  I went to Gilbert Elementary, Gilbert Jr. High, and Gilbert High School.  I am a third generation Arizona educator.  My grandmother and grandfather were both educators with a combined 45 plus years, my mother taught for 38 years, and I am currently on my 20th year of teaching.  Eighteen of those years here at Whittier Elementary.

  Growing up I was very involved in 4-H from the time I was 8 years old until 19 years old.  I showed goats, rabbits,and chickens.  I was very active in Jr. leadership, Teen leadership, and then became a Leader.   I went to Washington D.C. and Chicago representing the State of Arizona.  I became a Maricopa County Ambassador representing 4-Hers in our state.  As an ambassador I met the govenor of our state, went on t.v. and radio, and participated in many functions.  In high school I was active in F.F.A. (Future Farmers of America).  I received my Greenhand Degree, Chapter Farmer Degree, Star Agribusinessman, Range Management, Rabbitry, and State Farmer Degree.

     I received my Bachelor Degree from Ottawa University in 1997.  My first two years of teaching were long term substitute positions in Chandler, Arizona.  I was then hired by Mesa Public Schools where I have been for the last seventeen years.  I currently hold my Bachelors plus hours, an Early Childhood Endorsement, and an English Second Language Learner Endorsement.

     I have one son, Michael.  He graduated from DeVry University majoring in Technological Sciences .  We are Nascar fans!  We enjoy traveling and our favorite places to visit are Rocky Point and Washington D.C.  I am a very proud tenth generation American!!!