Audrey Patterson is a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina. Graduated from Edisto High School and attended Claflin University on a full academic scholarship. Obtained her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 2004. She has taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade over the course of her 15 years in education. Ms. Patterson furthered her education and earned at Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Literacy from Lesley University in 2007 and a Specialist degree in Educational Administration from South Carolina State University in 2009. She is currently the Assistant Principal of Allendale Elementary School, an Adjunct Professor for Ashford University, the Chief Operating Officer of JLP Social Media Promotions, and an author of a book entitled "My Teacher is More Than My Teacher". She is the proud mother of three beautiful daughters, Jhayiah, Cameron and Rilee. Her philosophy of education is that "All children can learn. The challenge is figuring out how to ignite the spark that's inside each and every one of them."