My name is Shelle Patterson. My husband and I have been married 21 years and have 4 teenagers: two daughters--a sophomore and a freshman in college and twin sons in 10th grade. We also have 3 dogs and 2 cats. I have wanted to be a math teacher since I was about 5 years old and feel very fortunate that I get to do what I love to do and have always wanted to do. This is the start of my 25th year of teaching math full time; twenty-four of those years have been at the college or community college level and one year of teaching math at a high school. This is my fifth year at North Arkansas College.