Patricia Marquis, Ed.S.

“We must believe we are capable of making a positive difference in the lives of children.” - Loris Malaguzzi

Founder/Chief Executive Officer

Re-Imagining Education
Patricia Marquis (Patty) is a passion driven educator with over 30 years of experience in the industry as a day care provider, classroom teacher, reading specialist, pedagogical instructor and school administrator in public, private and charter schools.  She was also a formal Administrative Intern Principal at Galileo School for Gifted Learning.
In 2014, Patty co-founded Creative Inspiration Journey School (CIJS), with her sister Sherri Schneider using the Reggio Inspired approach to learning. CIJS began as a preschool with only 4 students in a renovated CVS building and as a family owned company, it quickly gained recognition due to its elite curriculum and philosophy and grew to what it is today. CIJS educates hundreds of students from pre-k through 8th grade utilizing a research based, world renowned innovative approach to learning. 

“Leader in Progressive Education”

Patty led CIJS  to accomplish many milestones throughout the years including becoming one of the few testing sites in the country for educational learning products at Lakeshore Learning.  In addition, Patty was afforded the opportunity through invitation to be a guest speaker at the Orlando Disney Convention for the National Association of Gifted Students in November of 2016.
As the CEO, Patty has held many positions such as the Director of Marketing, Human Resources and Enrollment, Curriculum Development, Fundraising/Events, Staff Development & Training, Behavior Management and Parent/Student/Staff Liaison in both the private and charter sector. 
Patty’s success over the years has largely been attributed to her enthusiasm, drive, dedication, passion and desire to continue understanding the values of the Reggio Emilia approach that display excellence in education through critical thinking, problem solving and experiential methods of learning, and that integrate so well with the traditional approaches here in the United States.  Patty has traveled to schools all over the world including Reggio Emilia to experience firsthand the educational practices that she empowers and collaborates with educators to implement within their own classrooms, here at CIJS.  
  • Founder of Creative Inspiration Journey School
  • Invited to partner with UCF to accept student interns from the College of Education
  • Invited (and presented) as a speaker at the National Association of Gifted Children Convention in November of 2016 at Disney World in Orlando
  • Invited to become a member of the Seminole County Public Schools Advisory Board for Early Childhood Education
  • Partner with Seminole County Public Schools (high school intern program)
  • Testing site for educational products for Lakeshore Learning.
  • Host for professional development tours (UCF and Seminole State)
Educational Degrees, Certifications & Experiences
  • Ed.S.  Educational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University
  • M.Ed. Elementary Literacy and Reading (Reading Endorsement) at Walden University
  • B.S. Early Childhood Education at Wright State University
  • Pre-Kindergarten/Primary (Age 3 Grade 3) Education Certificate
  • Educational Leadership (K-12)
  • Reading Endorsment
  • Directors Certification
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