Patti Cohoon de Buitrago, the first grade teacher, is thrilled to begin her fifth year at St. Cornelius Catholic School. Ms. Cohoon is a member of St. Joseph’s parish in Pinole, and feels blessed to teach in a Catholic, Christ-centered environment. Ms. Cohoon has taught for over thirty years. Her approach to early childhood education centers on the whole child.
Ms. Cohoon earned her BA, her teaching credential, and her CLAD certification from Sonoma State University. She is also certified as a “highly qualified teacher” by the NCLB (No Child Left Behind) Initiative.
When she is not teaching, Ms. Cohoon enjoys spending time with her husband and 19-year-old daughter. Ms. Cohoon is also passionate about reading and gardening.