Patti Folino

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
B.S. Child Development

After attaining an Educational Doctorate Degree from Argosy University in 2007, Dr. Brustad has been actively involved in the professional development of educators in Sarasota County and across the state of Florida. She has a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership, and a Master's Degree in Varying Exceptionalities. With twenty-two years of educational experience, Dr. Brustad has taught a range of ages from Pre-K through adult. As a mother of two growing children, she finds early literacy and child development a critical component of the educational profession.

Courses Taught

ED 3101 - Professionalism and Advocacy in the Early Childhood Field

ED 3003 - Observation and Assessment of the Young Child

EDUC 4105 - Early Literacy


EdD, Argosy University

Educational Specialist Degree, Argosy University

MA, The University of South Florida

BA, The University of Florida