By Susan Winlow
Shari Patterson drives right by a new high school in Woodland on her commute to work each day.
A closer commute, a new school – no, thank you.
“I love Fairfield High School,” said the history teacher who’s spent her entire 16-year teaching career at the school.
The feeling is obviously reciprocated as Patterson, 45, was selected as the 2015 district Teacher of the Year after being selected Fairfield High School’s Teacher of the Year.
Teaching, she said, was a natural fit for her.