Phone: 919-499-2200. Ext. 401


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education, N.C. State University Elementary and Middle School Certification Currently working on AIG certification

Mrs. Patty Currin

Mrs. Currin worked as a kindergarten teacher at Gentry Primary in Erwin before coming to Highland Elementary School in 2014. She graduated magna cum laude from N.C. State University and has a NC teacher’s license in elementary and middle school. She worked as a trainer in the judicial branch of NC state government for 13 years.  Mrs. Currin is about to begin her 5th year teaching 2nd grade at Highland.  She was a stay-at-home mom for ten years, raising her daughter, Amelia, who graduated from Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 2019. Her son, Noah, is a sophomore at Appalachian State University.  She loves her pet Jack Russell dogs: Batman, Scarlet and H.G. Wells. Mrs. Currin and her husband, Derek, love to host murder mystery dinners; study the culture and economics of the antebellum and post-Civil War South; and travel to NYC, Washington, D.C. and to London, England. She absolutely LOVES a cold, snowy winter day so she may sip coffee and read a good book!