2020 County Teacher of Year
FJA’s Kristen Patterson Named 2020 Coconino County Teacher of the Year
From Arizona Daily Sun October 6, 2020. Kaitlin Olson.
For Flagstaff Junior Academy’s Kristin Patterson, adapting to teaching during COVID-19 can be reduced to three main things: patience with herself, compassion for families and maximizing the use of technology.
“I think every teacher in Flagstaff would want to be back in school right now if we could, but in recognizing what’s safe for our students and ourselves and our family, we know that’s difficult. But we really do still love these kids and we’re trying to make a difference however we can,” said Patterson, who was named the 2020 Coconino County Teacher of the Year in a private ceremony Friday.