Patrick Myers returns to BHS teaching in the special education department


Patrick Myers

Patrick Myers returns to Burlingame in the Special Education Department.

Isabelle Idio, Staff Reporter

Patrick Myers is a returning teacher at Burlingame High School in the Special Education Department teaching grades nine through 12. This is his fifth year working at the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) and his ninth year teaching. In 2016, Myers arrived at Burlingame as part of the Adult Transition Program team where he worked with students ages 18 to 22. Last year, he left BHS to work at a program called Project SEARCH, a SMUHSD collaboration with the San Mateo Medical Center.

“When I’m working, everyday is exciting,” Myers said.“I feel that from being a teacher, I really look forward to the days where I’m here.” 

Myers studied at San Jose State University where he earned an undergraduate degree in sociology. He received his teaching credentials at Notre Dame de Namur University, where he served as an instructional aide in special education classes during his senior year of college.

“I think the main thing that drew me towards [teaching] was the student connection,” Myers said. “I love the community that happens with schools.” 

When he is not teaching, Myers spends his free time going on hikes, traveling in the state, and spending time with his family over Zoom.

“I love hiking,” Myers said. “That was one thing that usually clears my mind.”