Who is Mrs. Patrei?
"Buon giorno e Benvenuti a Tutti" or should I write.."Bonjour et Bienvenue a Tout Le Monde!" For those that do not know me, my name is Gina Patrei and I am a Middle School Italian and French teacher. I have been at GCMS since 1997.
Teaching these languages is more than just a job to me. It is my life! My parents were both born in Italy and my extended family currently lives in Belgium, Canada, Italy, France and Argentina. My multicultural family setting allows me to bring authentic experiences into my daily instruction.
I believe every person is unique in how they grasp information. As a teacher, I strive to utilize a variety of teaching styles to reach a high level of student understanding. My hope is that everyone will feel comfortable as they learn a second language. Students are required to speak, read, write and listen to Italian and French daily. If a child seems uneasy or starts to fall behind, I will contact families to ask for guidance. I believe that communication between home and school is the key to a successful education.