Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! My name is Jerry Patt and I have been a math teacher since 1985, since 1994, right here at East Leyden. I started my career at Taft high school in Chicago. I attended the University of Illinois in Urbana, where I received a B.S. in Finance. I worked as a business system analyst for a few years before returning to Northern Illinois University to obtain my teaching credentials. I am certified to teach mathematics and business classes.
I have also been the Junior / Senior class advisor throughout my entire career. I love teaching high school students. This is the best job I can imagine!