Mrs. S. Bates
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My name is Sheila
Bates, and the 2016-17 school year will be my 15th year of teaching, my 11th at Foster Park, where I have taught 1st grade for 9 of those years.  I taught kindergarten the other 2 years and looped back up to 1st grade with my class. I also taught kindergarten for the first 2 years of my career at Waterloo Elementary in Laurens before teaching 5th grade at Whitmire Community School the following 2 years. I am originally from Easley where I graduated from Easley High School, and therefore am a Clemson fan! I have my Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Converse College, and hold certifications in both early childhood and elementary education. I am married to Jeff Bates, a contractor, and we have 2 sons, one in the 10th grade at UCHS and one who is in his senior year of college at Clemson.

I have a class website that I have maintained for the last 8 years at click the boat to sail on over and check it out!