Jennifer Cathey-Roberts, Director
Jennifer joined Patti’s in 2019 as a full-time teacher but was previously part of the Patti’s family as substitute teacher, and parent board member after her youngest son became a Patti’s student in 2015. Jennifer is a CA credentialed teacher who began teaching Elementary English Immersion in 1998 and then gained a love of early childhood education when her older children joined a co-op preschool. She loves seeing how children grow and develop peer relationships during their time at Patti’s and feels proud to be a part of that journey. When not at Patti’s, Jennifer can be found trying to keep up with her active 8-year-old son or texting her two teenagers in the optimistic hope that one of them will reply this time. In her spare time, she enjoys following cooking and early-education blogs, walking the MI trails with a friend, family time, and volunteering with her children’s schools and activities.
Michelle Aitken, Assistant Director
Michelle joined Patti’s for the 2014-15 school year. She brings more than 15 years of experience in early learning and child development in the USA and UK. Born in Seattle, Michelle attended Mercer Island High School and has a BA in Fine Arts from Washington State University, specializing in ceramics. Michelle recently returned from Edinburgh, Scotland and resides on Mercer Island with her husband. Michelle also is setting up her own pottery practice and studio. In her spare time — she enjoys hiking, camping and cooking.
Teacher Rosey Hi! I am Teacher Rosey and I have been in education since 2007 with the last four years in the Bellevue School District. I love working with all children! I have penchant for toddler/preschool age because of learning through play and the on-going wonder, curiosity, exploration, discovery, and joy of our world. I like orienteering, bird watching, swimming, food, urban hikes, reading, family and friends. I am so happy to join Michelle, Jennifer, and all the children and their families at Patti’s this year!
Jamie Huynh, Billing Coordinator
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Cathy Jankovich, Former Director, Retired, Spring 2021
Cathy has been with Patti’s Play Center since 1996 and has more than 20 years of experience working with children. She loves working with preschool-aged children. Having three grown children of her own, Cathy brings a wealth of experience and understanding. She welcomes each child with a smile, and also enjoys getting to know all of the Patti’s Play Center families. On weekends, you might find Cathy and her husband out exploring the city. They often walk from their home near the Japanese Gardens all the way to the Seattle Center … and back!