There is a thin line between dreaming and planning, and often times that thin line is painted with passion and precision.
Patrick is a National Board Certified Teacher, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and a certified speaker, trainer, and coach with the John Maxwell Team. Originally from the humble town of Boring, Oregon, Patrick earned his undergrad and masters in special education and behavior analysis from Gonzaga University. While spending seven years educating students with disabilities, from pre-school to high school, Patrick developed a particular love for working with students with Autism and behavioral challenges.
Today he works as an educational consultant and as the Autism Coordinator of the Auburn School District in Washington State. Patrick believes that in order for students to have access to a meaningful education all whom they encounter must be provided access themselves to ongoing supports right where they are at: on the front lines of education. As a nationally recognized speaker, Patrick has committed his work to lighting it up for all those who work with special needs learners through a hybrid of instruction and inspiration. His resources and strategies have helped make the complex simple, equipping teachers, administrators, therapists, paraeducators, and bus drivers alike.