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Ms. Francesca Pataro
I am pleased that you are visiting my page. Whether you are one of my students, a family member, a community member, a former student or just a curious seeker, welcome! This is my 15th year at AHS, and I love our school. I currently teach AP Language and Composition, Yearbook and Newspaper. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and graduated from the University of New Mexico. I have also attended USCA where I received my English certification. After a twenty year career in mental health, I changed professions and entered teaching. In addition to my professional background, my experiences living among diverse cultures in and outside of the United States bring a great deal of global knowledge and diversity to the classroom. My classes are demanding and rigorous, but I am fair and accessible throughout the school year. I expect a great deal of discussion and participation. All beliefs and opinions are respected. I love to teach and find education rewarding! Welcome!