Phone: (336) 6053333 Extension 149


Degrees and Certifications:

Licensure: Spanish Teacher (K-12) Bachelor Degree: Elementary Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher Master Degree: TESOL-EL teacher (K-12)

Mrs. Patricia Alen


I am originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. My husband Emilio and I moved to Greensboro in 2003, and we have been living here since then. We have two children: Alina, who is in 11th grade, and Alex, who is in fourth grade.

I graduated in 1993 as an Early Childhood Teacher, and in 1995 I got my Elementary Teacher degree. In 2006, l graduated with a Master of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Greensboro College.

This is my 29th year of teaching! During most of my career, I have taught Spanish in elementary schools. In 2016, I began working as the EL (English Learners) teacher at Northwest Guilford High School and Northwest Guilford Middle School. In 2019, Kernodle Middle was added to my schools. It has been a very rewarding experience to meet amazing students from all over the world, and watch them work hard and strive. Moreover, it has been an incredible privilege to work collaboratively with such outstandingly professional teachers as the ones in these three schools.

Please feel free to contact me anytime you have questions or concerns.

I am looking forward to a great year here at Northwest! Go Vikings!