Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Special Education M.A. Special Education Elementary Education Certification
Welcome to Fourth Grade!
Hi! I am Mrs. Pate and I am so excited to be teaching 4th gade again this year at Marie Schaefer. I am originally from St. Louis but have lived in Illinois for the past twenty six years. I live in O’Fallon with my husband, two children, Jordan and Carson, and three dogs, Riley, Tucker, and Sadie. I love boating, playing games and playing volleyball.
I have a bachelor's and master's degree in special education and hold an elementary certificate as well. I have been teaching for twenty three years and have taught every grade from kindergarten through high school. Of course, my favorite grade is fourth!
I look forward to getting to know your child and working with your family to help your child succeed this year. I hope that each student in my class will grow not only academically but socially and emotionally as well. My goal is tohelp students become organized , responsible learners, and to instill in them the importance of honesty, respect and hard work. With your support from home, I know this will be a fun amd memorable year in fourth grade!