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VVSD Staff Spotlight- Patti Arriola, Brooks Middle School Executive Secretary

VVSD Staff Spotlight- Patti Arriola- Brooks Middle School Executive Secretary

Patti Arriola

 

We close our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with the story of Brooks Middle School Executive Secretary Patti Arriola.  Her parents are Italian, but moved to Argentina where Patti and her brother were born.  Patti’s family then emigrated to the United States.

The only language Patti knew how to speak when she went to her first day of school in the United States was Spanish.  Before she could learn anything, she had to learn to speak English.  By the way, among the things Patti had to know to pass her American citizenship test, was the names of all nine Supreme Court justices.  Ironically, her brother is now an attorney!

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