Engineering For Kids of Northern Virginia - Southeastern Fairfax County and Alexandria Change Location Register Now

Meet The Team

About The Owner

Patricia (Patty) Potts, Owner and Director

Patty holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a focus in Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety Sciences. She also completed a Public Health Certificate, specializing in Environmental & Occupational Health, from The George Washington University. Additionally, she is fully certified in First Aid & CPR. She is passionate about increasing the awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to help solve problems, especially those related to health and the environment. She believes that instilling these principles in children at an early age, coupled with critical thinking skills, will lead to a future in which those principles are intrinsically linked in the minds of the next generation for both the economic and environmental success of our nation.

Patty brings an enthusiasm to teaching kids that she has developed with her own children. She knows that the information that kids retain is the information that is presented to them in a fun manner, through hands on achievement. She looks forward to bringing the unique hands on learning program that Engineering for Kids offers to the families of Southeastern Fairfax County.

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Out of This World Reviews

  • "The virtual robots are so cool."

    - Steven, age 10
  • "I wish I had this when I was a kid!"

    - Lee I.
  • "I love how this program allows my son to eventually get a certification"

    - Dianne L.