Lori Patrylak has been a special education teacher at
since September 1981. She attended Killingly High School and then obtained a Bachelors Degree
in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University. She obtained a
Masters Degree from the University
in Curriculum and Instruction. She is certified to teach regular
education in grades K-8 as well as Special Education in grades K-12.
was first employed in Pomfret as a teacher for the Children’s Migratory
Program. This program, no longer
available in this area, was a support program for children whose parents worked
in the agricultural field and often traveled from farm to farm for employment. At times these children might change schools often. Along with a school
social worker Jane Navarro, she ran a two week summer school / camp for the
children in her program.
As a special
education teacher in Pomfret, Mrs. Patrylak has worked with students from grades
Kindergarten through grade 8. Presently
she is the special needs teacher for fifth and sixth grade students teaching
reading, math, spelling, and written language.
Instruction is presented in small group in the resource room and / or
within the classroom with modifications and accommodations.
lives in Brooklyn
with her husband Ron and two children. In her spare time she enjoys sewing, gardening, swimming, and reading.