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Ms. Patricia Sorensen, SorensenP@district279.org

Special Education

Where did you go to school and what is your previous job experience?

Masters St. Marys University Undergrad University of Minnesota Duluth I have taught in the Anoka Hennepin school district and the Duluth School District

How long have you worked at Park Center?

I began Coaching the Girls Basketball team here at Park Center in 1997 and teaching here in 1999.

What is your teaching philosophy?

Learning is challenging, fun, rewarding and you need to be involved and take advantage of as many opportunities as you can. Challenge yourself and strive for excellence.

Why did you choose your profession?

I love teaching and motivating young people

What is your favorite quote?

If you can imagine it you can achieve it, if you can dream it you can become it.

In what room(s) can you commonly be found?

The gyms, weight room, pe classrooms or my office

Additional Comments(hobbies)?

Spending time with my family, golfing, being outdoors, traveling and having fun.

Advice for students going to college?

Make sure you find a place that fits your interests and take advantage of as many opportunities as you can. Believe in yourself.

Biggest pet peeve?

Those that will not even try!

Sum up your career at Park Center in one word


If you were required to find a different job than what you are currently doing, what would you choose?

paid to travel and report on my experiences