Hi, my name is Patrick Hogarty and I’m a 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher. I am new to the Aurora Public Schools. Before coming to Aurora I taught at Holy Cross High School in New York for eight years. I am new to Colorado and am learning a great deal about the state and people here. In my free time I enjoy hiking, learning to snowboard and spending time with family and friends. What I am most excited about for the upcoming school year is interacting with the Aurora community and increasing my students’ knowledge and love of history. My job is to accelerate student learning for every student of APS every day. I will implement student centered lessons that will challenge, engage, and allow my students to grow as learners. My community needs me to do my job!!!