Patty O’Keefe Hutton
Art Teacher

Hometown: Monroe, MI

Education: Bachelor’s of Art Education from Eastern Michigan University

What do you love about Montessori?
The children have so much faith in their own abilities. I hardly ever hear, “I can’t do that.” They’re excited about learning and trying new things, and that’s not something you find everywhere.

What’s been your favorite trip?
Southern Spain

What’s your favorite local treat?
Coffee at Dancing Goats, or a meal at Chai Pani

How do you get involved in the community?
I do a lot of community art projects in Decatur.

Do you have any pets?
I have two cats, Bee Bop and Bingle, who I love dearly.