Deans Board of Advocates, member
Becaused of her love for children and her passion for education, Pat Walker received her B.S. and M.Ed. wiht the goal of becoming an Elementary School teacher. She taught second and third grade in the Texas Public Schools for 15 years. Recognizing the need for infant care and quality early childhood education, she left the public schools and established Pecan Grove Private School, Inc. With three locations in Northeast Dallas county, the schools annually served over 600 students from infants through private Kindergarten wiht an alter school program, providing quality care and education in a Christian environment. She owned and operated the schools for thirteen years and since then has devoted her time to family, church and community service.
Pat's greatest joy comes from serving or caring for the needs of others. She has chaired, volunteered for and serced on numerous committees and boards, including: LakePointe Church; Scottish Rite Hospital for Children; New Beginning Center; Hope Clinic; Gala Task Force for LHSON; Engage Hope and the LHSON Dean's Board of Advocates. She has been a member of the Garland Woman's Study Club since 2005 and has attended Bible Study Fellowship since 2006.
Pat is extremely proud of and devoted to her family. Her husband, Robert (Bob) Walker, is President and CEO of Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Pat's daughter, Allison, and husband, Jarris Kentle, live in Shawnee, Oklahoma with sons Jeremy and Timothy. Allison received her Master of Divinity degree from Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University and served as Minister to Students ad Families at University Baptist Church in Shawnee. Pat's son, Matthew Walker, and wife, Andrea, live in Richardson, Texas with daughters, Lillian and Lucy. Andrea received her BSN degree from the LHSON of Baylor University and worked in the NICU at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas. Pat loves spending time with her family at their farm in East Texas. She enjoys cooking, reading, exercising and especially treasures every moment with her grandkids.