Beattie Elementary School

Open Classrooms, Endless Possibilities
3000 Meadowlark Avenue Fort Collins CO 80526
Phone:(970) 488-4225 Fax:(970) 488-4227 Attendance: (970) 488-4226

Mrs. Patti Larkin

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Evergreen - 1st Grade/Blue Pod
About Me
Although I have lived in Colorado for most of my life, I was born in Casper, Wyoming, and have also lived in Oklahoma and California.
Professional Background/Education/Experience: 

After graduating from Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colorado, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Colorado State University.  I ran my own tax accounting business for many years.  When my children were young, I started volunteering in their classrooms and discovered a love of teaching and working with children!  I knew that education was my new direction so I went back to school.  I earned a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from the University of Northern Colorado.

After receiving my Professional Teaching License from the Colorado Department of Education, I started my second career in 1999 as a substitute teacher for Poudre School District and soon started working at Beattie Elementary School as a 4th grade teacher.  I currently teach 1st grade and absolutely love it! 

A love of learning continues to inspire me.  I have taken many post-graduate courses in elementary education and social/emotional topics. 

What I love about working at Beattie: 

Beattie is an amazing school and I love working in such a collaborative enviornment!  Our community is very supportive and our parent group is outstanding! 

Personal Interests/Hobbies: 

I love to travel and explore new places!  Some of my favorite activities are spending time with my grandkids, reading, scuba diving, skiing, and hiking.