Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Pates


     I received my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. I have additional degrees from the University of Phoenix (Masters of Art in Adult Education and Distant Learning) and Keller Graduate School of Management (Masters in Information Systems Management). I have over 15 years of teaching experience and teaching kindergarten at White Station Elementary has been my most exciting. 

     I am the mother of three wonderful people who mean the world to me. I am the proud parent of two college students and a sixteen-year-old.  My children have always been my constant reminder that teaching and parenting go hand in hand. Additionally, I am the product of two retired educators, my parents. They are my daily cheerleaders in the world of education. 

My favorite things

Stores: Lululemon, Free People, Sephora, Bath and Body Works, Target

Beverages: Coffee, Starbuck's Refreshers, Alkaline Water

Book genre: Science Fiction, Romance

Fragrances: Eau de parfums with notes of fig, jasmine, or gourmand scents

Food: High protein meals/snacks