Patrick Spalding teaches 6th-12th grade English and social studies. He majored in history at U.C. Santa Cruz and has a MA in education and a JD in law from the University of San Francisco. Prior to joining Fusion he was a high school social studies teacher for five years in Sacramento and Oakland. Patrick and his wife, Katie, have three young children. Patrick is an avid spear fisherman, who regularly dives the coast of California. In 2017 Patrick competed in the US National Spearfishing Championships in Mendocino, CA.