Patrick Uzzell has been teaching ESL for almost 25 years and has lived in many places. He lived in France for four years which is where he started teaching ESL. From 1990 to 1998, he lived in Japan where he studied Japanese and taught English. He got his M.A. in Second Language Acquisition while living in Japan. He began teaching in Wake County Public schools in 1998. He taught until January 2013 at Millbrook High and came to teach at Wilburn Elementary in January 2013. His hobby is gardening.