Ms. Patricia Edelmann
"Each day, it is a joy to come to Potomac, where students are encouraged to take risks, persevere and chase their curiosities."
I am constantly amazed by the curiosity, intellect, and interests of children. To foster this natural love of learning, I strive to create a learning environment where children are provided enriching learning experiences and are encouraged to take risks and make mistakes as they grow.
As a child, my second grade teacher sparked in me a love of logic games and puzzles. It was from there that I grew to recognize the potential of mathematical thinking as a means to solve a variety of problems, beyond mathematical computations. As a teacher of mathematics, I learn so much from our children as they seek out creative ways to solve problems in multiple ways. Each day, it is a joy to come to Potomac, where students are encouraged to take risks, persevere and chase their curiosities.
A Hokie transplanted from the Annapolis area, I spent the first 16 years of my career as a corporate financial analyst. One day while volunteering at my daughter's fifth-grade Renaissance Day, I realized that it was time to change my path and follow my dream of working with children. I received my master's degree in education from George Mason University and worked for three years in Fairfax County prior to joining Potomac’s Lower School as a third grade classroom teacher.
My husband and I have four children between us. With a musician studying at Berklee College of Music, two competitive high school dancers, and a daughter proudly representing our family’s next generation of Hokies, we are thrilled that they each are following their passions as they discover their path.