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Michael J. Patterson, M.A.

HISTORY

Mr. Patterson is a veteran of Catholic education, having spent over 44 years as a teacher and administrator. Mr. Patterson has recently completed a great mission as the founding headmaster of The Regina Academy at St. John the Baptist Church in Ottsville, PA. During his time there, he guided the school in its transition from a parish elementary school to a classical Catholic academy. He is excited to share this knowledge at the new Martin Saints Classical High School.

He received his B.A. from Belmont Abbey College in Economics and Business, and holds an M.A. from Villanova University in Elementary School Administration. Mr. Patterson's experience is long and deep as both a teacher and administrator. Over the course of his career in education, he has acted as principal in five Catholic schools in the archdiocese and has taught history classes to numerous students. The focus of his history lessons is always the greatness of our Faith, the greatness of our country, and the greatness of Western Civilization.

Mr. Patterson has been an adjunct professor at Neumann University, where he focused his instruction on improving the classroom skills of teachers. He has been a guest lecture and consultant to first-year teachers and administrators; a number of his former staff members are now in administration positions throughout the Delaware Valley.

Mr. Patterson (Mike) and his wife, Susan, have been married for over forty years. They are the parents of three daughters -- all of whom attended Catholic schools -- and the grandparents of three granddaughters.