Patricia Mestres
ELA-S Kindergarten/1st Grade Teacher



My name is Patricia, I am from Mérida, Spain. I am married and have an amazing 8 year old son. I went to college in Salamanca, Spain, which is where I got my elementary teaching degree and began my teaching career working as a bilingual teacher in Madrid. I moved to the United States over a decade ago to learn, have new experiences and grow personally and professionally. I worked at an international school here in Denver as a Spanish immersion teacher working with different levels for 12 years. As a teacher, I believe in international, diverse, multicultural and multilingual education that brings us together as teachers, students and community in global minded schools, which is what brought me to DPS. I was so fortunate to find Garden Place Academy where I was very welcomed since day one. This school year is my fourth year belonging to this amazing family. I am very happy for this opportunity to keep showing my students anything is possible if you work hard, keep trying even if you fail, learn from mistakes and the most important thing is to believe in yourself. I want to help my students to feel unique and special, to ignite their passion for learning and enjoy the journey here at Garden Place. In my free time I love spending time with my family, traveling and discovering new places and cultures. I also love writing, cooking and being with my friends. I am so excited to be here at Garden Place with all the amazing students, families and community!