Mrs. Ellie Watkins

Reading Resource Teacher

Faculty Member Since: 2017

Hometown: Verona, New Jersey



What is your favorite memory of being in school?
My favorite memory of school centers around all of the wonderful friendships formed at all the schools I attended in New Jersey, upstate New York, and Pennsylvania.  Participating in music classes and choral music concerts are among my favorite memories.

What do you value most about St. Patrick?
I value the strong Catholic faith based community of learners that includes families, students, teachers, and administrators.

Who or what inspires you most?
Students who struggle with the learning process and never give up, as they are motivated to learn strategies for success, inspire me.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy spending time with my family.  My husband, three grown children, and granddaughter fill much of my free time.  I also participate in choral groups performing classical music and like to golf.

What is the best advice you have ever received?
The best advice I ever received came from my parents…never look back in regret but move on to the next thing. A setback is never a bad experience, just another one of life’s lessons.