Patti Roth Kidd

Profile Updated: July 11, 2015
Residing In: Irving, TX
Spouse/Partner: Widow
Occupation: English Professor
Children: Robert, born 1972; Althea, born 1974
Military Service: Navy  
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214-886-6138

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I finished my doctoral degree in February, so the kids call me Dr. Kidd. After 10 years of teaching writing, I stopped teaching for the Dalllas Community College District and began teaching Dual Credit English (ENGL 1301 and 1302) for Tarrant County College. As a former high school teacher, I like the position because I teach juniors and seniors in the high schools but teach college courses, the best of two worlds. Because I move from school to school and spend so much time in the car, I tell the kids I have one rule: tell Dr. Kidd when she has not removed her sunglasses.

When I am not teaching or ruining my eyes staring at a computer screen, I spend time with my daughter Althea, her husband Dale, and my grandchildren Rachael and Charlie who live a few streets away. Robert moved to Montana to be close to his girls.

School Story:

For a girl who was told by the guidance counselors that she would never make it in college, I have done well. Associates degree: Valencia Community College, Orlando; Bachelors degree, University of Central Florida, Orlando; Masters Degree, University of North Texas, Denton; Teaching Certificate, University of Texas, Arlington; and PhD, Capella University, Minneapolis.

I wish I'd paid more attention in high school (Tell your grandchildren!).

If you could build a second house anywhere, where would it be?

My second house would in Vermont. Many years ago, I read "Top of the Hill" by Irwin Shaw. After reading it, I wrote Mr. Shaw a letter asking him about the book. We never met, but we corresponded for a couple years up to the time he passed away. I gave-up skiing a couple of years ago, but I still love visiting the mountains.

How often do you get back to Venice?

I get back to Venice every four or five years.

Are you interested in attending mini-reunions? If so, how often?

Yes, but work and distance get in the way.

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Hi neighbor! I live in Irving but teach Dual Credit English at Lamar and Martin.

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One of my students took this while we were waiting to leave on a field trip.
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This was Christmas Day 2010. I was in charge of desserts for the annual community dinner at the church where we served more than 500 grateful people. We were blessed more than they were.
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