My name is Patricia Vatral and I am your child's first grade teacher. This is my fifth year teaching first grade. Prior to this I was a Reading Recovery/Early Intervention Teacher for two years - one year at South Columbus Elementary and the second year at River Road Elementary. Reading Recovery is a one on one reading program for first graders who are not reading on grade level and need extra support. Currently, Muscogee County does not have this program. When the program was dropped I was given a first grade teaching position and have been teachingfirst grade since.
I am a graduate of Auburn University and have completed classes toward my masters degree from Georgia State University and Troy University. I am a divorced mother of three children ages, 13,19 and 22. I stay busy attending my youngest daughter's many activities, soccer, volleyball, basketball, science olympics, choir, math team etc. I am originally from Pennsylvania where my parents and family still lives.
I love teaching this grade level and I hope I can make a difference in your child's life. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the school office. I look forward to a great year!!!
Ms. Patricia Vatral