Patricia Salmonson, B.S., ATP

Director of Technology, Senior Administration

Patti holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education from Fitchburg State University. She has done graduate work in education administration at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and is certified through the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America as an Assistive Technology Professional.

"When I began my career as a teacher at Cotting School, I never dreamed that I would still be here over 30 years later. I’m grateful for all of the opportunities, experiences and different roles I’ve had at Cotting. I’ve learned so much from the students and from my colleagues over the years, and I truly love coming to work every day.

Words can’t describe the genuine caring for and deep investment in helping students reach their potential that our staff has. When you walk through the hallways, the smiles on people’s faces, both students and staff, speak volumes about the warm and supportive environment that can only truly be understood by being here.
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What brought you to Cotting School?
I was lucky enough to be hired right after I graduated from college - 31 years ago!
What is your favorite pastime?
A beach day at the ocean with my family.
Favorite Cotting thing or something that happens at Cotting?
Walking through the doors at Cotting School!
What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
The Caribbean Islands.
What is your favorite Cotting memory?
The many special relationships that I've developed with staff, students and families.. can't name just one!
What is your proudest non-Cotting achievement?
Raising my children to be kind, respectful teenagers!