September 29, 2017

Gina Patterson, Beacon Director of Visitacion Valley

GinaGina has a diverse background that includes elementary and middle school education as well as program administration. As a native San Franciscan, she attended Aptos Middle School and Lowell High school prior to graduating from the University of California, Davis with a double degree in Psychology and Spanish. Gina served as a Spanish teacher for grades K-5 in Seattle, WA and prior to that she was the Director for Summerbridge San Francisco, a non-profit academic program. Ginahas been with Real Options for City Kids for 3 years and served as a Program Coordinator at El Dorado Elementary School and has recently become the Beacon Director at Visitacion Valley Middle School.
Here are a few special appreciations from her Executive Director, Principal, and the San Francisco Beacon Initiative:

“Gina brings an infectious positive energy which has contributed to the well-being of our students, parents, partners, staff and community. Her ability to develop positive relationships with people makes it easy and inspiring for anyone working for or with her. I couldn’t imagine R.O.C.K. without Gina.” – Curt Yagi, Executive Director of Real Options for City Kids

“She is thoughtful, intentional, and detail oriented. She models service leadership and has high expectations of everyone!” – Joe Truss, Principal of Visitacion Valley Middle School

“Gina has a true strengths-based perspective on her work and the people she works with. Her positively is contagious, and she is determined to improve the quality of her program by being growth minded and offering oppertunities for betterment around all corners.” – SFBI

Thank you, Gina!