My name is Mrs. Bates. This is my eighth year teaching 1st grade at Centennial Elementary School and I love everything about being a Centennial Cardinal! I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from ASU and just finished my master's degree in Educational Administration at GCU.
I was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona. I live in San Tan with my husband, Josh, who is a SSG in the Army. We have a beautiful baby girl, Blakely, who is 8 months old. We love going off-roading, hiking, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.