Patricia Tate is passionate about teaching and learning, especially when it comes to the children she has served for more than 25 years in the Osborn School District. Tate joined Osborn in 1978. Intending to stay only one year, Tate had no idea that this gem of a district would steal her heart. As a parent, volunteer, teacher, instructional leader, administrator and now superintendent, Tate has remained strongly committed to providing whatever is needed to foster the growth of every single child. Tate is a 1997 Arizona Teacher of the Year Ambassador and recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. She proudly serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for neglected and abused foster children. A teacher at heart, Tate also enjoys being a mother, grandma, gardener, reader and outdoorswoman – relishing these and many other joys with her husband, Don.