For more than two decades, Patricia Giner has dedicated her career to Atlantis Academy, serving in various roles throughout the years. Prior to her current role as director of the L.I.F.E. program, she served as director of education and community outreach and director of development and admissions for Atlantis Academy. Before joining Atlantis Academy, Patricia taught in the first inclusion classroom in a private preschool in Coconut Grove, Fla. She also served as a child advocate for Dade County Public School Chapter One Handicapped Students, a national director of admissions for College Living Experience and an independent educational consultant for students with special needs.
She received degrees from Barry University in Miami Shores and the University of Miami and a certificate in Cuban-American Studies from the University of Miami. She is also certified in Guardian Ad Litem training in Dade County and in Early Childhood Education and Advocacy & Self-Determination Skills. For the past 15 years, she has served as a Child Development Advisory Council Member for the University of Miami Mailman Center and a board member for The Coalition of McKay Scholarship Schools, in addition to several other professional and civic organizations.