Graduate of Arkansas Tech University
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
Certified to teach Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade
Achieved National Board Certification in 2017
I worked as a paraprofessional for 12 years with Lamar Kindergarten. I then returned to school to seek my BS in Early Childhood. After graduating ATU, I worked as a paraprofessional in Lamar ABC Preschool for 1 year, I taught 1st grade for 5 years, 3rd grade Reading for 3 years, and I am currently in my 1st year as the Math Instructional Facilitator/Title I math teacher.
I have been married to my husband, Jeff Bates, for 21 years. I have 2 sons and daughters-in-law and 2 grandchildren.
I attend Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville where I teach the 1st and 2nd grade Sunday School class. My favorite things to do are being “Grammy” to Ava and Shepard, camping, and flea marketing.