Hi! My name is Pattie Day and I am a rotational teacher aide at Barringer Road Elementary School. I work primarily in second grade.
How long have you been teaching or working in the district?
What do you like best about what you do?
I get to be with most of the students in the building throughout the course of the day , not just a few classes, and you never know what the day will bring.
Where are you involved outside of school and what do you like best about it?
I am active in my church as a lector and Eucharistic minister and since our son plays varsity soccer, I am active in the boys’ soccer booster club as well. With the help and support of our administrators, I am working to establish a district wide “Sun Safety” program to educate all of the students how they can protect themselves from the sun and prevent skin cancer.
What former jobs have you held?
I have been a bank teller, an insurance CSR and an assistant in a doctor’s office.
Where were you educated?
I graduated from Ilion High School in 1986 and attended Utica College.
Where have you lived?
I have lived in Ilion my entire life.
If you could do anything on a weekend, what would you do?
I would relax and read a book, maybe take a ride and spend a day in the Adirondacks and of course, have a cookout with family and friends.
What book and/or author are you currently reading?
Right now I am reading, The Spiritual Child, but usually it is something by either Nicholas Sparks or Nora Roberts.
If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?
K- Love 107.3
What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?
Fixer Upper and the Big Bang Theory.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would love to one day travel to Ireland.
What one thing would you share that people might not know about you?
I won’t kayak with Mrs. Lennox because I am terrified of dark water!