Board Members
Patricia James Jordan, Ph.D. | Sandra James LaForey | Jack M. Jordan | Kanika Brooks | Miguel Rosario | Olisa Christian
Patricia James Jordan, Ph.D.
Patricia James Jordan, Ph.D.
"It is a wonderful and therapeutic way to remember and honor my mother."

Patricia James Jordan (Pat) is the youngest of Juanita James' two daughters. She attended public schools in the Bronx, Vassar College, City College, and Hofstra University. During her childhood, in the Melrose Housing Projects, Pat often helped her mother babysit or substituted for her in order to earn pocket money.

When she was in the first grade at P.S. 3, Pat decided that she wanted to be a teacher. Throughout her childhood, she enjoyed playing school and tutoring children in the projects. After teaching high school mathematics for 30 years, Pat is now an educational consultant and a clinical psychologist. During her rewarding career, she was named NYS Teacher of the Year, and she won the Disney Award for Outstanding Teaching in Mathematics. Dolly Parton also presented Pat with the Chasing Rainbows Teaching Award, established by Dolly for teachers who have successfully chased their dreams.

Pat has one daughter, Alexa Juanita.