Grade 8 Science - Quantum Room 236I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.Walt Disney
Mrs. Patricia Sachse
My name is Mrs. Sachse and I will be teaching grade 8 Science this year with Mrs. Staebell on Quantum Base.
This is my thirty-third year of teaching. I graduated from SUNY Fredonia in 1987 with my bachelor’s in Special Education. Teaching MS and HS American History and Occupational Education for five years in another district before coming to Orchard Park in 1991, helped me to realize how great MS students are! My master's degree in Special Education was completed at Buffalo State College in 1991 and I continued to pursue a degree in educational leadership and administration until becoming a mother to my eldest son, Addison who now lives in Wisconsin working as a Packaging Engineer. Windom Elementary was my first teaching experience in OP before moving to Ellicott as a Resource Room and Consultant Teacher. For the past seven years I have been teaching Resource Room and Science here at OPMS. My husband Rob and I have an empty nest at home since our younger son Ethan moved into Buffalo to continue pursuing his Computer Engineering degree at the University of Buffalo.I love spending time with my family and friends. I love everything art related; painting, drawing, scrapbooking, photography and crafting. Staying busy with sports; playing golf, softball, biking, kayaking, hunting, snowboarding and skiing keeps me moving year round. Traveling has taken me to about half of the states, and many European countries. Creative problem solving and Destination Imagination have been a big part of my life for many years. I love to read and spend time with my book club friends. In retirement I hope to write and illustrate children's books. As you can see, I love to learn and I hope to instill that love of learning in my students. I sincerely hope to make Science fun for us all, so that you will want to be a life-long lover of all things, including Science!Favorites...Book: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and RedemptionMovie: Forrest GumpGames: Boggle, Scrabble (Words with Friends) and Legos!Color: greenFood: spaghettiAnimal: rabbitsSport: BMXPlace: ItalyMy favorite part about my job is showing my students that they are capable of more than they believe they are capable of. I am looking forward to a great school year together!