Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Social Sciences/Secondary Education, Appalachian State University, 1992 NC Certification in Middle School Social Studies, 2008 NC Certification in Middle School Math, 2009 NC Certification in Middle School Language Arts, 2010 National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Social Studies 2018
Mrs. Patricia Browne
1992 BS in Social Sciences/Secondary Education, Appalachian State University
1997-2002 Teacher, Appalachian Christian School, Boone, N.C. grades 5-8 (all subjects)
2003 Principal, Appalachian Christian School, Boone, N.C.
2008-2010 Substitute Teacher, Dixon Middle School and Dixon High School
2010 Teacher, Success Maker Lab, Dixon Elementary School
2010- present Teacher, Dixon Middle School
2014-15 Teacher of the Year, DMS
This is my 19th year of teaching and my 14th year in 8th grade at DMS where I have taught Math, Language Arts, and Social Studies. Since 2018, I have been teaching just Math.
We moved to Sneads Ferry in 2004, after spending most of my life in the beautiful mountains of Boone, NC. My husband, David (a local paint contractor), and I have been married thirty-three years and are blessed with four children. Our son and 3 daughters all went through the DMS and DHS schools. Our oldest, Alex, works in the tech industry in San Francisco. Our oldest daughter, Aunika, owns a dance studio in Wilmington. Ashlind and her husband live in Branson, Missouri, where they both work in theatre. Addison recently graduated from The University of South Carolina. When I'm not involved in school activities, I enjoy reading, cycling, traveling, gardening, and quilting.
Ask me about climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in 2018!