After homeschooling her five children, Dr. Patnode continued additional education earning a Master of Arts in Theology from the Augustine Institute and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Bethel University. Dr. Patnode has a passion for helping parents and students, especially those with learning challenges.
Dr. Patnode is an international speaker who shares her experience as a wife, mother, Catholic author, educator, and Benedictine Oblate. In addition to serving as Director for the Catholic School Leadership Graduate Certificate at the Seminaries of Saint Paul, Patnode holds a Doctorate in Education and a Master of Arts degree in Theology - and serves on a committee with the USCCB.
Patnode has spoken at numerous national Catholic parish events for teens and adults as well as national and international Catholic homeschool conferences (she has presented in both English and Spanish). Pamela has been a guest of EWTN television and has been a regular guest of the national Catholic radio station Relevant Radio for nine years.
Patnode is a published author whose books and articles have appeared in numerous publications including The Catholic Spirit, Seton Homeschooling Magazine, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Ave Maria Press, NCEA press, Philomena Press, ProQuest, and Patheos.
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) podcast
Catholic Homeschool Conference speaker
For the year of this Eucharistic revival, Patnode's books A Communion of the Heart and The Confession of Grace are perfect gifts for every family of elementary age children. These books are a must have in the Catholic family library. The books carry the Imprimatur and teach the truths of the Catholic faith through the most compelling method around: storytelling. Awarded the Catholic Writers' Guild Seal of Approval. Available in English and Spanish. Order your copies today.
Check out My Talks
1. Homeschooling Struggling Students: The Blessings, the Challenges, and Practical Tips for Better Outcomes
2. Help for Struggling Readers: dyslexia, dysgraphia, yes there is help and hope!
3. Socialization: Why homeschooling works
4. 5 Steps to Successful Home Schooling
5. The Benedict Option and Catholic Home Schooling
6. Catholic Schools and English Language Learners: What works and why