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Public Speaking

Patricia graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.A. in Speech Communications, Theatre and English. She holds a Master’s Degree in English from Wayne State University and a Master’s Degree in Special Education with a focus on Learning Disabilities from Oakland University. Patricia has taught 36 years in the Bloomfield Hills Schools. She was the Department Chair of Communications at Andover High School for ten years. She received the Master Teacher Award and The Distinguished Service Award from The Bloomfield Hills Schools.  Patricia led Andover High School’s Forensic Team to 13 consecutive Class B State Championships. She was inducted into The Speeches Coaches Hall of Fame in 1993. In 2004, The National Forensics Association chose her as the Outstanding Speech, Debate and Theatre Educator of the Year. This same year, Patricia was chosen Western Michigan University’s Student of the Decade representing the 1960s. Presently, Patricia is an Adjunct Professor at Lawrence Technological University where she teaches Public Speaking.

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