Ms. Bates joined the Teller team last year, after eight years of teaching 3rd grade at Park Hill Elementary School. She absolutely loves building relationships with all of the children she's privileged to work with. Some of the best memories she has in education is when her former students come for a visit, year after year.
She lives in Lakewood with her husband Chris and two super cute children, Ryan and Lauren. As a family, they love spending time outdoors; any chance they get, they're outside soaking up the sunshine. Last year, they embarked on a new adventure and decided to become backyard chicken keepers! Currently, they have eight beautiful laying hens and enjoy collecting eggs every morning.