Patti Young

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About Me

Patti is arriving at Kinard in her 22nd year as a School Counselor, and her 18th year as a PSD Counselor.  Her 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  

She has worked with students from many different cultures and is semi-fluent in Spanish.  Geographically, Patti has personal and professional ties to New York (NYC & Buffalo), Wisconsin, and Florida.  On the personal side of life, she feels very fortunate to be married to Dan (a 4th grade teacher at Riffenburgh), and privileged to be the mom of Mady & Sage, her teen-age daughters.  Her interests include playing/coaching sports--especially basketball; waterskiing & fishing; backpacking & skiing; reading, singing & playing piano; and traveling.  She’s excited to be a Kinard Mustang, and can’t wait to get to know the students and families of Kinard!