Message From Our Principal

 Victorie L. Thomas, Ed.D.

Dear Patterson Parents and Community Members:

Welcome to Patterson Elementary School, the home of the “Eagles” where our students grow to their fullest potential academically, socially and emotionally.  At our school, we pride ourselves in maintaining high expectations for achievement while focusing on the individual needs of each student. Patterson has dedicated teachers who ensure our students benefit from engaging lessons that encourage our scholars to think critically and solve real-world problems, as well as, every member of our school community works to provide our students with an environment conducive to teaching and learning.

We have dedicated and knowledgeable paraprofessionals and support staff eager to make a difference for our students. They have high expectations and an unshakable belief that all children deserve a rich elementary school education.

The staff at Patterson ES is committed and take a professional approach to teaching a balanced core curriculum, providing lessons, assessments, and report cards based on the Common Core State Standards. When our students have difficulty, we provide a plan of intervention with a three-tiered approach where students will receive additional academic and social-emotional support.

As you know, the home-school communication is a vital key to building success at school.  Feel free to use this website to find general information about our school including calendars, enrollment information, our PTA, and more.  The website also provides you a link to the District of Columbia Public Schools curriculum.  I welcome you to support in strengthening the home-school connection and encourage you to get involved in your children’s education.  Please click on the link to find out how you can become a volunteer in DC Public Schools.

Educationally yours,
Victorie L. Thomas, Ed.D.