Mrs. VP's Classroom

Welcome to Mrs. VP's Blog!

I am a 4th grade teacher, who enjoys working with students at Ogden Preparatory Academy. Here is a little bit of information about me:

  • I was born in California - and I still consider myself a California Girl!
  • I moved to Michigan to attend college - I yell for Michigan or Michigan State whenever they play any other teams - but when they play each other - I head to my piano studio and practice until the game is over!
  • I have a degree in Bible and Piano from the Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music - which later merged with Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids
  • I have a BA in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, with a minor in Clarinet Performance from Cornerstone University
  • While in Grand Rapids, I was a member of the adjunct faculty at both Cornerstone University and Calvin College
  • I have an MA in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix
  • I am married to Peter VanPatten, and we have been married for 29 years. (Peter is a percussionist from New York)
  • I have two beautiful daughters, Brogan (now married to Jake) Stampick, and Haille VanPatten (a senior at Weber State University)
  • I have a VERY naughty puppy named, Winston - who did indeed eat one of my student's homework. :(
  • In my free time, I enjoy performing in chamber music groups