Hey Pat! (I'm gonna call you that because you said your friends call you Pat, and everyone on Medium are friends :)
Thank you so much for telling us about yourself. We're glad you're here.
MAD respect for a public school teacher. Y'all are heroes imo!
Lastly, although I live in Utah now, I was raised in Houston, Texas so my heart will always belong there!
Wishing you the best :)