I graduated from Sulphur High School.
I graduated college from East Central University.
I have a Bachelors degree in Social Studies/History.
- I am certified to teach AP US History/ US History/ OK History/ Government/ Economics as well as World History/Geography
I have a Masters degree in Educational Leadership/ Administration.
- I am certified to be a principal at the secondary level grades 6-12.
I have attended numerous online integration workshops.
I have also attended historical professional developments for content knowledge.
Lastly, I am AP certified through professional developement.
I have been teaching and coaching at Sulphur High School since the 2016-2017 school year.
I am currently teaching US and AP US History.
I am currently the the assistant high school basketball coach, the head 8th and 9th grade basketball coach, and the varsity golf coach.
I started teaching in 2015.
My prior position was in US and AP US History at Plainview High School.
All subjects I have taught include: AP US History, US History, OK History, Geography, and Health.
I have been married since 2015 to Megan Bates.
We have 3 children: Landon, Lyla, and Lawson Bates.
My hobbies include spending time with family, watching OU games, reading, going to the lake, and golfing.