A lifelong love of and desire to teach is what drives Argosy University, Salt Lake City alumnus Pat Drussel in her career. A graduate of the Master of Arts in Education program, Pat serves as an English teacher and department chair of Dixon Middle School in the Provo School District.
“I have always wanted to be a teacher,” says Pat who was trained as a rural secondary teacher. She taught high school for four years before a career change took her to the middle school level where she has taught for the last 20 years.
Pat began her studies at Argosy University in 2008. “I was the oldest member of my Master's cohort, she says. “ I had been out of school for a long time and this was an extreme challenge for me.”
“Argosy gave me new opportunities to pursue in my educational career,” she continues. “I have a better understanding of areas in education than I did before. I know that after accomplishing the goal of receiving my master's at my age, I can do about anything.”
In addition to her duties as a teacher, Pat has been involved in Utah State Office of Education curriculum development for the past decade. She has presented at the National Council of Teachers of English and National Middle School Association conferences.
Pat is a champion for tolerance and received a fellowship in 2005-2006 from the United States Holocaust Museum. She is also a champion to her students, friends and family, having survived a battle with cancer.