Welcome First Grade Families!


    My name is Patrisha Pawelec. I am truly looking forward to an exciting year of learning with your child this school year! I have been teaching elementary education for eight years now. This will be my fourth year teaching at Mississippi Creative Arts. Prior to teaching in St. Paul Public Schools, I taught for four years at a local charter school. As a former student of St. Paul Public Schools, this school district holds a special place in my heart.

    I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from St. Catherine University. I also have a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Saint Mary’s University. As a life long learner, I am always seeking opportunities for professional growth in the field of education.

    I have a husband, one daughter, and a son on the way! My daughter just celebrated her fourth birthday this summer and she is very excited for the arrival of her baby brother later this fall. We also have a dog named, Chevy. He likes to keep us busy chasing his ball around the backyard. My family also loves to spend our weekends at the zoo, shopping at the mall, or just outside enjoying our beautiful parks. Taking time to read some of my favorite children’s books with my daughter is a great way for me to relax after a busy day of teaching.

    First grade is a special year filled with social, emotional, and academic growth. I am always amazed at how much my students grow every year from the fall to the spring. I look forward to partnering with your family this school year to make this a memorable year in first grade.



  • Contact Information:

    Phone: 651-293-8840 ext. 43200

    Email: patrisha.pawelec@spps.org

    Room: 1313