Meet Our Team


Patti Southard M.Ed.

Reading Specialist

Patti has an Elementary Education degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northeastern State University.  She taught Pre-K, Multi-Age, First Grade, and Kindergarten for 32 years.  She was named Jenks East Elementary Teacher of the Year and had many leadership roles in her teaching career.  Most recently she was a Learning Facilitator and a Research Associate with OU-Tulsa Early Childhood Education Institute. 

Patti has a wonderful and supportive husband, Mark.  She has two adult married sons who, along with their incredible wives, have blessed her with four beautiful and amazing grandchildren.  Patti and Mark attend Harvard Avenue Christian Church where they are very involved with their church family.  Patti teaches Sunday school with the young children.

Patti has a special gift of working with young children.  She wants to prepare young children for their place in life and to teach them to be mindful of their duties to God and others.  She hopes both parents and children may see the love of the Lord in her as she works with them.  She is so excited and blessed to have the opportunity to work with these children and families at Building All Children.