Patti Grunther

Patti Grunther, High School Representative


Watchung Hills Regional High School


Patti Grunther who grew up in New Jersey has a B.A. in Linguistics from Pitzer College with a minor in Italian. She moved to Italy following college for what she intended to be a year’s stay and ended up remaining and working there for more than 20 years. She moved back to NJ with her family in 2006 after receiving a teaching/research scholarship to get her Master’s in Applied Linguistics at Montclair State University. She has been teaching Italian language and culture at Watchung Hills Regional High School since 2007. Last summer she co-founded an intensive summer course for high school Italian students on the Montclair State campus whose objective it is to enhance student preparation for advanced honors or AP Italian classes.