Degrees and Certifications:

Patty Grasinski


Title 1 Preschool Teacher

(816) 316-8537

Years of teaching experience:

25 years of experience

Area of expertise:

Constructivist Approach/Facilitator for Project Construct

Educational Background:

1983 Bachelor of Science in Education, Early Childhood Education

1987 Master of Art in Education, Early Childhood Education

1994 Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership, N-6 Principalship


Nomination for Disney's American Teacher Award 1999

Project Construct National Center - Demonstration Classroom, 1996-1999

Project Construct National Center - Facilitator Nominee, Summer 1995

The Alabama LEAD Academy:  Women & Minorities in Administration, 1990-1991

Who's Who Among American Educators, 1989-1990

Kappa Delta Epsilon, Education Honorary

Dean's List, University of Alabama

University of Alabama, Million-Dollar Band

Why I Chose Education as my Career of Choice:

As a young child, I was inspired by my kindergarten teacher.  Unlike many, I have known that I wanted to teach since I was five years old.  I love building relationships with young children, their families and staff.  I especially love the "ah ha" moments, when a child figures something out.

Personal Interests:

In my spare time, I enjoy time with my family and supporting my daughter's interests, like band and forensics.  We enjoy travelling to new destinations.