Patricia Arroyo

Teacher

Patty Arroyo has been working at Lake View High School since 2000.  As a special education teacher, she initially taught English, history and Spanish, both in the instructional smaller setting and in co-taught classes.  She is currently the special education case manager and team leader.  She is also the Homebound Coordinator.  She earned her BA in Special Education with a focus on high incidence disabilities through Northeastern Illinois University.  Patty then received her first MA through the University of IL in Special Education, this time with a focus on low incidence disabilities.  As a committed life-long learner, she continued on to obtain her second MA degree in educational leadership through American College of Education earning her administration certificate.  She also received her Transitional Bilingual Certificate to help support those bilingual diverse learners as she is fluent in Spanish – her parents migrated here from northern Mexico.  Finally, her most recent endeavor is earning her Transition Specialist Certificate through a MA certificate program at UIC.  She is loyal to Lake View’s students and is passionate about helping them transition on to their life after high school.  If she’s not running meetings at LVHS, then she’s running home to her 2 boys and husband.  In her spare time, she likes to dance, garden and walk her two big dogs.  Ending with the words of Mother Teresa, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”