Phone: 803-438-3591 ext. 6052


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Mr. Patrick Rowe

Hello and welcome to 8th-Grade Writing Class in Room 814!

This is my fourth year at LEMS, and I'm excited to get started and to see what these kids can do. And I'm sure some of you are excited to get back to brick & mortar, hands-on learning.  

Some brief background on myself - I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2005 with a degree in Print Journalism and a minor in English. I am an avid golfer and worked for 13 years as a golf professional, which is what moved my wife and I down here from Wisconsin. A few years ago, though, I realized that my passion wasn't for teaching the game but for teaching in general. So I switched careers and only play golf occasionally, but my wife and I stayed down here for the warmer weather, and we are raising our two boys, Mason (7) and Nolan (4) here in the Midlands. We also have a dog (Benjamin - pictured) and two cats (Norman and Eleanor). 

So now here I am, eager to guide a new generation of young writers. I will try my best to make writing interesting and intriguing, and my goal as your teacher is to inspire you to want to learn more. I'm excited to come back to school, and I want you all to join me in never losing that drive for learning.

Write On!



What am I reading?

A Life Well Played

-Arnold Palmer