Degrees and Certifications:

Education: Bachelor of Science in Child Development Minor in Sociology Certifications: EC-6 ESL

Mrs. Gates

Hello! I am Mrs. Gates and I teach 4th Grade. This will be my 4th year of teaching and my first at Northwood! I previously worked in another district in San Antonio, teaching 5th Grade. I grew up in San Antonio and NEISD. I went to Thousand Oaks Elementary, Bradley Middle School and MacArthur High School! I was even a cheerleader at Mac...Go Brahmas! =) I then went to college at BYU-I, where I met my husband.

My husband and I have been married for 17 years and we have 4 children ages 15, 12, 8, and 4. We also have a Boston Terrier who is the heart of our home! In my free time I enjoy watching movies, going for walks, reading and cooking.

I chose to become a teacher because I love to empower others to be the best they can be. I believe my students can achieve great things when I set high expectations for them. I believe all students can learn if given the proper tools to succeed. I believe that students learn best when they feel welcomed, comfortable and safe. In my classroom, whatever anybody says or does, we assume positive intent. I believe our whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different when we do this.

I believe in the importance of parent communication. Please reach out to me at any time!


Class/Daily Schedule

  • Daily Schedule

    7:30-7:45 Morning Announcements/Circle Time

    7:45-8:15 WIN Time

    8:15-9:35 Math

    9:35-10:55 Reading

    10:55-11:25 Lunch

    11:25-11:45 Recess

    11:45-12:10 Reading Small Groups

    12:10-12:35 Foundational Skills/Writing

    12:35-1:25 Specials

    1:25-1:55 Foundational Skills/Writing

    1:55-2:40 Science/Social Studies

    2:40-2:45 Pack-up/Dismissal

Class Announcements