Welcome to 1st Grade!
My name is Mrs. Bates, formerly known as Ms. Edwards. This is my sixth year at Centennial Elementary School and I could not be more happy to be here. I graduated from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education. I was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona. I grew up in a very loud household with three sisters, which always kept everything fun. My husband, Josh, and I just celebrated our first anniversary!
I have always had a passion for working with children and helping them succeed, grow, and learn. I am so excited for what this year has in store for all of us. Please do not hesitate to email me at anytime regarding your child, our class, or our school. It's going to be a great year!