Patricia brings a unique combination of multiple languages and cultures to the college: born and raised in the Netherlands, she relocated to Italy when she was 19 and taught ESL while earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation. She subsequently moved to the UK where she became certified as a Teacher of English as Foreign Language. She spent many years living and teaching in the UK, Germany, Canada, and the US. While teaching in the public school system in the US, she earned two Master’s Degrees in Education. In 2013 she moved back to Canada where she taught a General Education Development program. In 2016 she started working at McKenzie College as an ESL teacher and became the Language Centre Coordinator in 2017. During the pandemic she went back to her roots and taught English in a variety of settings but since 2022 she is back at McKenzie College and was promoted to Director of Education in 2023.