Patricia Sasser is a 1995 graduate of The Madeira School in McLean, VA.
Originally from Washington D.C. as the daughter of a U.S. Foreign Service mom and Nigerian dad, Patricia spent her elementary and middle school years living overseas in Nigeria, Haiti, and Niger. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and in African-American Studies. Patricia also earned a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership & Administration from George Washington University. Patricia currently serves as the outgoing Head of the Upper School at the Ransom Everglades School in Miami, FL. She is the incoming Assistant Head of School at Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, NC as of July 1, 2022.
Before joining the Ransom Everglades School, Patricia worked at the Loomis Chaffee School as a Dean of Students and was heavily involved in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the school. Prior to Loomis Chaffee, Patricia worked at her alma mater The Madeira School in several roles, including as a Major Gifts Officer, Director of Student Activities, and the Assistant Dean of Students for Residential Life. Before transitioning into education, Patricia worked at ESPN in Bristol, CT as an Associate Producer where she was a two-time Emmy® nominee and a 2006 Emmy® award winner.
Being actively involved in and of service to her community is extremely important to Patricia. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Jack & Jill of America, Inc., and the Junior League. Patricia participates in the Madeira School and the University of Virginia's Alumni mentoring programs.
One of her favorite quotes that inspires the way she lives her life is "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." Maya Angelou.