Patti Young

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This is my 25th year as a School Counselor, and my 21st year as a PSD Counselor.  My professional passions are developing students’ social and emotional skills—including, but not limited to these skills:

  • Empathy
  • Self-management/regulation
  • Relationship skills--especially peace-making & conflict-resolution
  • Being a compassionate & mindful person  

I have worked with students from many different cultures and am semi-fluent in Spanish.  Geographically, I have personal and professional ties to New York (NYC & Buffalo), Wisconsin, and Florida.  On the personal side of life, I am very fortunate to be married to Dan (a 5th grade teacher at Riffenburgh), and privileged to be the mom of Mady & Sage, my teen-age daughters.  My interests include playing/coaching sports--especially basketball; waterskiing & fishing; backpacking & skiing; reading, singing & playing piano; and traveling.  This is my 4th year at Kinard; students with last names A-G are in my caseload, but my colleague, Karen Irvine, and I work together to support the social, emotional, academic and career growth of ALL students during their years at Kinard.