Patty Eggerding has worked with young children since 1992. She studied in Brazil during high school as a Rotary Exchange Student. She earned her undergraduate degree in Spanish at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri including a year abroad where she attended the University of Salamanca in Spain.
Patty studied AMI Montessori education at The Montessori Institute in Denver, CO and in Milwaukee, WI. She holds AMI diplomas at the Infant Community and Primary levels. She has taught at several schools in the Chicago area, including Forest Bluff School, Countryside Montessori and Chicago Montessori. She has 16 years of teaching experience with young children. Patty lives in Western Springs with her husband and three children. She is currently the Head of School at West Suburban Montessori School in Oak Park, IL. In her free time she enjoys reading, running, and camping.