Patricia Vega Galichet
Position: Elementary School Librarian
Education: Human Biology
Before Robinson, Patricia worked at a Law Firm as Data Analyst. Later she became a jewelry crafts teacher, what made her want to further discover the world of education.
Her grandmother, aunt, and mother work at Robinson and she was always hearing about how “IB is so different”. Once, she decided to visit the school and found something that made her see the difference between Robinson and all other schools. “Teachers are not traditional. They are always actively engaged with students. They include the IB learner profile into everyday life situations.”
She “fell in love with the school” and quickly applied to a position as assistant teacher. Two years later, when the position for Elementary School librarian opened up, Robinson considered her and decided she was a perfect match.
Patricia is always looking for different ways to motivate students to read. She says there’s nothing better than finding students the perfect book and getting their feedback after reading it. “Robinson students are always eager to learn, they’re considerate, and they always want to take care of our library”. She loves that Robinson students are critical thinkers and proudly says “When professionals offer conferences, students always ask unique questions. It fills me with pride that before guests leave, they acclaim ‘I wish my employees asked questions like that’”.
Vega encourages her students to take part in different activities throughout the year, like El Maratón de Lectura Puertorriqueño, Reading for the Record and receiving different authors at school. She is also responsible for helping her students win the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Scholastic recently recognized her as one of Puerto Rico’s Top 25 Book Club Teachers.
After school she enjoys reading, playing volleyball, jewelry crafting, and enjoying time with family and friends.