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Hello, I am Mrs. Kates and I have been in the education field for 13 years for Decatur Public Schools. I have 10 years of experience as a teaching assistant for special education at Enterprise and Harris and the past 3 years as an Early Childhood Montessori educator (Pre-K-K) at Enterprise. I am proud to say that over half of my education experience has been at Enterprise Elementary School.
I believe that all children can learn and will reach their highest potential. I look forward to watching each and every child flourish and bloom into a beautiful flower. “When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”
My goal is for children to become independent learners and successful workers. The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, ’The children are now working as if I did not exist.’ Maria Montessori