Degrees and Certifications:
BFA Minneapolis College of Art and Design BS Art Education University of South Florida
Mrs. Patty Berdine
Welcome to the Mesa Verde Art Department! I am privileged and excited to be the art specialist for your child throughout their Mesa Verde years. Please call, stop by for a visit or email me if you have any questions or concerns.
Defining Moment in Education:
I have always loved and created art. I did not have any elementary or middle school art experience in my own education so when I was able to take those classes in high school, I was in heaven! It was these classes that set me on a path to stay with art my entire life.
I believe art education is vital to the total development of a child. I believe all children have art abilities and every art lesson should be filled with a variety of opportunities that engage students and encourage expression.
2013 to present- Mesa Verde Elementary School
1990-2013 Elementary Art Specialist, Arizona and Florida public schools
Why I Chose Mesa Verde and Amphi School District
I am excited and honored to be teaching art in a district and community that supports arts education from K-12. I love the Mesa Verde community and feel grateful to be teaching at a school with such outstanding people.