Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Patty Currin
Mrs. Currin worked as a kindergarten teacher at Gentry Primary in Erwin before coming to Highland Elementary School in 2014. She graduated magna cum laude from N.C. State University and has a NC teacher’s license in elementary and middle school. She worked as a trainer in the judicial branch of NC state government for 13 years, and served as a short and long-term substitute teacher for four years. Mrs. Currin was a stay-at-home mom for ten years, raising her daughter, Amelia, who is now a sophomore at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. Her son, Noah, is a 10th grader at Triton High School in Erwin. Mrs. Currin loved staying home with her children, and teaching them to read before they started elementary school. She loves her pet Jack Russell dogs: Java, Scarlet and H.G. Wells. Mrs. Currin and her husband, Derek, love to host murder mystery dinners; study the culture and economics of the antebellum and post-Civil War South; and travel to NYC, Washington, D.C. and to London, England. She absolutely LOVES a cold, snowy winter day so she may sled with her children and dogs.