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Meet staff member Patricia Rhyde

Photo of CVA teacher Patricia RhydeHi! My name is Patricia Rhyde. I am a special education teacher at Central Valley Academy.

I have been teaching for 31 years and currently work with students in Resource Room for grades 11 and 12.

What do you like best about what you do?

Work with the high school students doing career exploration and learning new things daily.

What event here at Central Valley School District has made/makes a difference to you personally and in your career? 

Working on the Graduation Committee. This year continues my 17 years of working on graduation.

Where are you involved outside of school and what do you like best about it?

I make blankets, crocheting or basic quilts because of the peace it brings me.

What former jobs have you had?

Grading chicken eggs
Life guard
Resort manager
Tour guide at the Baseball Hall of Fame

Where were you educated?

High school – Richfield Springs Central School District
SUNY Morrisville – Associate’s degree in Agriculture
University of Georgia – Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in education

Where have you lived? 

Athens, Georgia – 3 years
Hammond, New York – 4 years
Richfield Springs, New York – Life

If you could do anything on a weekend, what would you do?

Go to a spa or to a Georgia Bulldog football game.

What book and/or author are you currently reading?

The Walls of Jericho by Jack Ford

If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?

Garth Brooks, John Denver, Kenny Chesney, and the Eagles

What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?

Johnny Depp, Mash, Dancing with the Stars, Rizzoli and Isles, Gone with the Wind, You’ve Got Mail

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? 

Ireland – Family ties

What one thing would you share that people might not know about you?

That I love to laugh.
That I love popcorn.
That I love my Georgia Bulldogs.
That I love black Labs.