Ms. Patti Lagos

Hello Waite Park Wildcats!  

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Hi, I’m Patti Lagos. I’m so excited to be an Instructional Specialist with Minneapolis Public Schools at Waite Park Community School and Clara Barton Open School. 2017-18 marks my 24th school year as an educator.  I’ve been a educator in South Dakota, Virginia and in three other Minnesota districts: North Branch, Chaska, Anoka-Hennepin. I have taught German in grades 7-12 and ESL in grades K-12. This is my 5th year in an instructional leadership position supporting educators of PreK-12th grade and adult learners.  I have earned a Bachelor's degree in German Education, a Master's degree in Teaching and Learning, an additional licensure in ESL, most recently an Education Specialist degree in 2014, and I'm a licensed K-12 Principal. I serve as a facilitator for Saint Mary's University's Teaching and Learning M. Ed program. I LOVE to learn and gain perspective from others. I want to support all the Waite Park educators and their students in creating an ideal environment for equitable, fun, responsive teaching and learning.

I am passionate about culturally and linguistically responsive instruction and leadership, social justice and educational equity.  I have 3 children, 2 soon-to-be step-daughters, a recently-adopted dog, and my fiancé is a professional drummer from El Salvador. I am an avid salsa/Latin dancer and play bluegrass mandolin. Send me a message if you want to know more about what an Instructional Specialist does.