Patricia Esling • Seventh Grade
Mrs. Patricia Esling is the seventh grade homeroom teacher at St. Paul’s. She is a product of San Francisco education: St. Thomas More, Mercy High School and San Francisco State University, where she majored in English and earned a California Teaching Credential. While student teaching at Mission High School and Everett Middle School, she discovered that she most enjoyed working with junior high school students.
Mrs. Esling has worked in the Archdiocese of San Francisco since 1986. She began her career at St. Paul’s as Vice-Principal in 1991 and teaches seventh and eighth grade English along with seventh grade Religion, Social Studies, and Art. As the junior high English teacher, she has had the opportunity to work with students on the school’s Speech Team. She finds it rewarding to watch students try something new and respond to challenging situations.
Mrs. Esling does not only have experience at St. Paul’s as a teacher; she also has been a parent in the school community and is familiar with St. Paul’s from “both sides of the teacher’s desk.” Her daughter graduated from St. Paul’s in 2005—well prepared for the rigors of both high school and college.
St. Paul’s School and Parish have been important communities in Mrs. Esling’s life for over two decades. She believes that it is important to remember the rich educational traditions of St. Paul’s as students are prepared to meet the challenges of the future.