Dr. Patricia Jordan
During her thirty-year career in secondary school education, Dr. Jordanheld teaching positions in mathematics, computer science, special education, and community service. She also designed curricula, supervised student teachers, implemented staff development programs, and coordinated cultural programs.
A native New Yorker from the Melrose Housing Projects, Dr. Jordan attended the Bronx High School of Science, Vassar College (B.A. Psychology, Black Studies), City College of CUNY (MA, Special Education), and Hofstra University (PhD, Clinical Psychology). She taught in public schools in New Haven, New York City, Malverne, and Roslyn.
Dr. Jordan has appeared on several television and radio broadcasts, and she has been quoted in various publications. She has been recognized with many professional honors including New York State Teacher of the Year, the Disney American Teacher Award in Mathematics, andDolly Parton’s Chasing Rainbows Award.
Now a retiree, Dr. Jordan is a volunteer tutor, and she is actively involved in alumni programs, professional organizations, and parent associations. Along with her sister, she established the Juanita James Memorial Scholarship Foundation in memory of their mother. This organization provides financial assistance to college students from housing projects in the Bronx.
Currently, Dr. Jordanis a clinical psychologist in private practice. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.