Hello, my name is Patrice Severson and I am the STEM teacher for the Riverside Youth Enrichment Center. I have worked for the City of Palm Beach Gardens since the year 2002. At that time, I worked in the two-year old classroom as a substitute teacher and later as the lead teacher. I then moved into the 3-year-old class in 2004 when the center became an all-day enrichment program. In 2007, I moved into the VPK 4-year-old classroom as the lead teacher, where I stayed until March of 2016.
My background is in the medical field, obtaining my Bachelors of Science in Medical Technology. I worked in this field several years before switching to early childhood education. I currently have a National Child Care Development Associate (CDA) certification along with a Florida Director’s Credential and a Professional Educator’s Certificate K-6. However, I will say that most of my knowledge and love of teaching young people comes from raising 2 daughters and from working at Riverside Youth Enrichment Center.
At Riverside Youth Enrichment Center, your child will become a part of our family. The teachers at RYEC provide a safe and supportive learning environment, where they focus on encouraging each child individually. This allows our students to find learning fun and exciting.
In my opinion, early education is one of the most critical times in our child’s development. It sets the tone for a lifelong love of learning. I invite you to come our center and take a tour……. I look forward to meeting you and your child soon!!