Unsung Hero #2

Pat (Vaast) Workman was born and raised in Westport. She graduated from Staples High School, then Bay Path College.

For over 30 years, she has taught at Greens Farms Nursery School. It’s not easy working with 4-year-olds — but her patience, love and wonderful ways with young children has prepared hundreds to head off to kindergarten.

It is easy to forget your nursery school teacher. But wherever Pat goes in Westport, kids run up to say hi.

And their parents. She’s taught a surprising number of moms and dads of children she now has.

Pat and her husband Jim have been married for 47 years. He happily shares her with her students. She spends countless hours at home, working on projects to help inspire them.

Congratulations, Pat — you’re “06880”‘s Unsung Hero of the week!

9 responses to “Unsung Hero #2

  1. Janette Kinnally

    All of the teachers here make a real difference in our kids lives. I feel so fortunate to live here and have access to this kind of education. And these teachers are exceptional.
    Congrats to Pat for the unsung hero award.
    I want to say thank you to Kate Lyle – 5th grade CES teacher who will be leaving this year and relocating to MA. She has been an amazing teacher to our kids at CES and will be dearly missed.

  2. Good to see teachers recognized! Yeah!!!!

  3. Nell Freitas

    She’s the unsung hero of the year as far as we are concerned. She has allowed our Quinn to blossom this year from “little boy” to “little young man”and for that we will always be greatful. His confidence has soared in all aspects of life because of you! We adore you Mrs. Workman

    -The Freitas Family.

  4. Susan Lloyd

    Favorite pre-school teacher ever! glowing testimonials from 2 of her grown up students

  5. Susan Schmidt

    Great choice — Pat is wonderful!

  6. Julie Johnson

    Wow Pat! What an honor. Great job.

  7. Congratulations to Pat!!! She is one of our FAVORITE teachers in the Coogan household! xo

  8. Maureen Fay

    Couldn’t agree more!

  9. Judith Patterson Lanyi

    What a superb choice! For me to have shared at least the first twelve of Pat Workman’s twenty five years at GFNS was more than a pleasure. A natural teacher…. our special Mrs Workman truly loves children and visa versa. Pat was fun on the playground and “off”. We traveled with our terrific staff to many conventions all over the country…always learning, always laughing. I too, salute you Pat. With love , Judy Lanyi