Born in New York, Patricia Cummins completed her undergraduate studies at Queens College, NYC. Upon graduation she relocated to Miami. Her graduate and post graduate studies continued at FIU. She has taught art for thirty-six years at M-DCPS, and was an adjunct professor at Barry University. She's been selected to serve residencies at eleven United States National Park Artist-in-Residence programs. She has studied art and art education, and has painted in Italy, France, China, Ireland and Central America. Her work is featured in collections throughout the US. This year Patricia became ambassador of the arts where her paintings were selected for exhibition at The American Embassy in Africa. Her philosophy of teaching is to be the most productive role model possible for her students and colleagues. She's dedicated her time coordinating student exhibitions, presenting DAEA & FAEA workshops, and providing the best curriculum to her students at Palmetto Elementary School.