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Ms. Patricia Pixley

Hey Broncos! I am Ms. Patricia Pixley I have Joined the Northern Hills team as 3rd grade special education inclusion Teacher. My passion is to bring joy to learning through creative teaching strategies making learning exciting and fun. I believe that children learn through play and will rise to the expectations set for them. I am excited to work with students to fill in and bridge the gaps to strengthen the foundations of academics simultaneously while helping students retain current curriculum.  I strongly support the philosophy that students make the most progress academically once the underlying issues of anxiety and other stressors are eliminated. I find it imperative to focus on the overall social emotional and wellness of a student as well as focusing on the academics.

I have worked with special needs students for more than 20 years in various environments, public school, private institutions, and in home. Previous to working at Northern Hills Elementary I worked for an Applied Behavior Analysis company here in San Antonio as a Behavior Therapist for special needs patients both pediatric and geriatric. I am ecstatic that I have the privilege to be on the Northern Hills Elementary Special Education Team for my first year teaching! My goal is to instill a passion for learning in each of my students this year!

I was raised the majority of my adolescent years in McAllen Tx. I graduated from McAllen High School and shortly after moved to San Antonio Tx. I acquired my bachelors degree from Ashford university in cognitive studies then enrolled with Texas Teachers of Tomorrow to earn my Teaching Certificate. I am excited for a great first year!