Extension Educator, Food, Families & Health
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Patty is a Food, Families & Health Extension Educator in Westmoreland County. She holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a master's degree in education.
Patty has extensive background in early care and education working in the child care field since 1975. She has held the role of educator, assistant director, and director in center settings and also owned and operated her own family child care for 9 years before coming to work at Penn State Extension.
Patty's primary role in extension is Better Kid Care Coordinator holding yearly contracts to help provide the required professional development needed by those working in the early childhood education field.
A secondary role is organization and implementation of the Strengthening Families for Adults and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) evidence based prevention program in Westmoreland County school districts through the PROSPER model...PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience.