Mission Statement: The Union School District is a dynamic learning community dedicated to providing a superior educational experience which challenges, supports and prepares every student for success in a changing world.
Mrs. ZB, Grades 3 & 4
Hi, I’m Patty Zulick-Bessette, but everyone calls me Mrs. ZB. I joyfully teach third and fourth grade at Union School. I am a native of Ashford, Connecticut but now live in nearby Willington with my sweet husband, Lucien. I have two beautiful daughters, one a graphic artist and yoga instructor, the other a senior at UCONN studying material science in engineering.
I am a graduate of Ashford School and Pomfret School. I attended Hartford College for Women, Mount Holyoke College and earned my teaching certificates from ECSU.
I have always had two passions: reading and animals. As a child, I spent much time on the cool floor of the old stone Babcock Library every summer, pulling books from the shelf to carry home. I’m pretty sure I read every book in the children’s and young adult sections. I still enjoy the rich language, vivid description and colorful illustrations of children’s literature, but now I share that love with my students and granddaughters.
In my lifetime I have had a wild array of pets including rabbits, a flying squirrel, a raccoon, an alligator, sheep, fish, gerbils, guinea pigs, chickens, a cockatiel, a parrot, Siamese cats, Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and Boston terriers. Nowadays, my husband and I share our home with a sweet little Boston terrier named Orion, who loves to snuggle with me while I read.
Welcome to Mrs. ZB's Class!
You can find me in room 203 after school most days. I rarely arrive early, but I usually stay late.
Always do your best.
Be kind and respectful.
Be a good listener.
Read every night, Monday through Thursday.
Fill in your reading log and have a parent initial it.
If you have a question or need help, please ask. I’m here to help!
The most important thing of all in our classroom is that all students feel safe and loved.