Patti Pace

Head of School and Institute
Head of School

I am thrilled to be the Head of the Monarch School and Institute. Monarch’s reputation for meeting the needs of learners with neurological differences is renown, and I am extremely proud of such a well-respected organization. I am passionate about meeting the needs of our learners. I look forward to establishing and sustaining collaborative and collegial relationships with Monarch’s families, faculty and community members. My thirty years in education have taught me many things, among them to build and sustain relationships through trust. I believe it is through positive relationships that an organization is best positioned to meet the needs of its learners.

Monarch is well known for its success in meeting the needs of learners with neurological differences by focusing on each individual’s strengths rather than weaknesses. In all of my experiences I have had opportunities to serve learners with neurological differences and these experiences have always been extremely important to me. Building on the strengths of the learner first has always been foundational to my beliefs and actions.

I value Monarch’s approach to serving their learners through developmentally appropriate therapeutic opportunities designed to enhance social and emotional development while creating a foundation for achievement in academics. The comprehensive nature of the Monarch School and Institute with ongoing opportunities for learners as they transition into adulthood makes the Monarch experience unique. Leading Monarch’s knowledgeable and talented staff is such an exciting opportunity for me. Time spent with parents, teachers, staff, trustees, and the search committee has impressed me beyond belief. With my experiences as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, building principal on both elementary and secondary campuses, and as a district administrator, I recognize the exceptional quality of the staff employed by Monarch.

Of utmost importance in my position as the Head of School and Institute is to carry forward the Monarch mission and support Monarch’s four–core goal methodology of: executive functions; self-awareness and self-regulation; relationship development; and academic and professional competencies.

I thrive in such an environment and look forward to dedicating my experience, time, and love as together we move into the future and continue to provide the best opportunities for our learners.

I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to the learners, teachers, therapeutic professionals, staff members, and parents. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to communicate my educational beliefs, experiences, and passion for The Monarch School and Institute and its learners. As I have shared with many of you and my fellow educators down through the years, my philosophy has always been “above all else, the needs of the learners always come first.” I am honored to serve The Monarch School and Institute as the new Head of School and Institute.

Sincerely,

Patti Pace
Head of School and Institute