Patricia Phillips - 2022 Graduate Hood Recipient

Patricia Phillips

Patricia Phillips - M.A., Early Childhood Education - College of Education

Ms. Phillips was born and raised in Mexico City and grew up speaking Spanish and French. After three years in Paris where she prepared for the Beaux Arts entry competition, she moved to the U.S., earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Patricia was working in marketing when she became a parent and was inspired to return to school to study Early Childhood Education.

Patricia feels fortunate to have worked with friends and colleagues at three of the Bay Area's leading Early Childhood Institutions: Pacific Primary, Helen Diller Family Preschool, and Cow Hollow School. She has presented at the Innovative Teacher Project Roundtable Series and serves as a Teaching Associate with the Graduate College of Education. Patricia strongly believes that access to the theory, pedagogy, and science of early childhood is a right and a responsibility for all who are engaged with children. She hopes to help develop a holistic image of the child and childhood.