Blenna Patterson, Educational Technology and STEM Specialist, Project Lead the Way Coordinator
Started teaching at McHarg Elementary in 1989.
I committed to graduate from Pulaski County High School in 1983. I also committed to graduate from Radford University, with a B.S. degree in 1988 and from Lynchburg College with M. Ed. in 1993.
Endorsed in:
Early Childhood Special Education
Early Education NK-4
Special Education K-12
Google Certified Educator, Level 1 and 2
Academy of Orton Gillingham Certified Classroom Educator
PLTW Launch LEAD Teacher


One of my fondest memories in elementary school was read aloud time with my second grade teacher named Ms. Ruby.  I really loved the book "Where the Red Fern Grows." I think I fell in love with stories that year and became a passionate reader after that.  In high school, my favorite teacher was Mr. Joseph for Chemistry. He made learning so much fun!


The Tinker Tank is the place where we practice communication, cooperation, creativity, critical thinking, citizenship and collaboration. It is challenging to learn to work in a team to complete a task. We will learn about fun topics like computer science, cyber security, as well as lots of engineering!


Be sure you are connected to your child's Seesaw Journal so that you can see video of what we are doing each week.