This fall, Ms. Patton joined the Belmont Hill community as an assistant in the College Counseling Office. In this position, she assists both the College Counseling team and the Juniors and Seniors throughout their individual college admissions processes. Upon graduating from Davidson College, Ms. Patton worked abroad in Japan, where she taught English for a year. When she returned to the United States, Ms. Patton taught English and middle school history for a year. After obtaining her J.D. from Duke Law School, Ms. Patton then worked as a lawyer in legal arbitration for 10 years before teaching at the law program at Middlesex Community College. Following this, and immediately prior to coming to Belmont Hill, Ms. Patton was the Operations Manager at Arlington EATS, Inc., a local nonprofit organization that fights and raises awareness for food insecurity.
So far, Ms. Patton has greatly enjoyed the Belmont Hill Community. Although her position in the College Counseling Office is still evolving, she has been handling various administrative tasks. As a goal for this year, Ms. Patton ultimately hopes that she can help all Seniors get into a college of their choice in any way possible.