Patricia Nowicki

Position: Virtual Instructor

When I was a young, middle school student, my teacher recommended that I work with other peers with disabilities and help them during P.E. I fell in love with the program and I knew from the very beginning that I wanted to be an educator for students with disabilities. I went to the University of Central Florida and earned my Bachelors and Masters in Exceptional Student Education. I then returned to UCF to earn my Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certification as well. I have been an educator in exceptional education since 2005 while working on my degrees. In addition, I expanded my field of knowledge as a result of the COVID era and started my own preschool. I have learned how to run a business and a school all while continuing to teach. I have lived in Seminole County Florida for 30 years.

I feel like a historian when I speak to new Floridians and I love to share stories of how it has changed over the years. I was born in Puerto Rico and still have family there and I remember the culture and the language. I am bilingual
in Spanish and English and love to help those who need help transitioning into a new environment. I have two children of my own but have raised five children total whose ages range from 23 to 4 years old. I married my best friend from high school and we are happily living close to our families. We enjoy nature through bike rides and
kayaking. I am very excited to join employU and help students make the transition to further their education and enter the workforce. I hope to provide learning opportunities for them to help them make great career choices. I hope my background knowledge and experience helps prepare them to be the best employees that employers would love to hire.

employU is an approved vendor with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and we are happy to serve VR’s customers.
employU is a CARF accredited organization
employU is a Veteran Safe Place