Berean Christian Teacher Recognized

Kristen Patnode was recently recognized in Puerto Rico.

Berean Christian School fifth grade science teacher Kristen Patnode was recognized this past school year as the Christian Schools of Palm Beach County Teacher of the Year and is being recognized currently for her outstanding athletic abilities.

The Women’s National Soccer Team of Puerto Rico celebrated its 20th anniversary this past month. Part of the celebration included the induction of the original women’s team into the Futbol Federation of Puerto Rico Hall of Fame.

Patnode was part of a pioneer soccer team for women, which overcame many obstacles, including finding their own sponsors in order to compete at this level and to be nationally recognized for their accomplishments.

Two decades ago, the team competed in the final tournament of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifications.

One highlight of the induction weekend for Patnode was being able to share their story with current female athletes in order to be an encouragement for what they could accomplish.