My name is Shelle Patterson. My husband and I have been married 20 years and have 4 teenagers: two daughters--one a freshman in college and the other is a senior in high school and twin boys in 9th grade. We also have 3 dogs and a cat. 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 24th year of teaching math full time; twenty-three 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 fourth year at North Arkansas College.