Patty Bergum-Nafts has been teaching at Joliet Middle School for 14 years. She attended Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, where she received a BA in French and a minor in Italian, & Political Science. She worked in management in the corporate world for 20+ years as she traveled and lived in numerous locations (abroad and US). After moving to Joliet in 1997, she went back to school at Montana State University, Billings, and attained her Masters in Education, Interdisciplinary Studies. Patty likes to read, run, go to yoga, work on craft projects, sew, and play with her grand kids.