Patrice DiNatale is the director of new practice for City Connects at Boston College. Her main interests are public school administration, school leadership, and student support services. Prior to joining Boston College and the City Connects program of optimized student support, she served as the principal of the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing within the Boston Public School system and as a member of the Superintendent’s Leadership Team as a cluster leader. She has authored and implemented numerous city, state, and federal grants at the school level. Ms. DiNatale holds a master's in education in special education from Boston University.