Kindergarten/1st Grade Teacher
Kristi Bates is Sonshine Christian Schools Kindergarten and 1st grade teacher. She is so excited to be a part of the Sonshine Christian school team! She has 15 years of teaching experience at a charter school in Portland, Oregon, as a kindergarten teacher, first-grade teacher, and Intervention Specialist, and also in the Oregon City School District in Oregon City, Oregon (where she grew up) as an after-school program leader and a Title I reading assistant.
She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development from Warner Pacific College, a Post-Bacc in Elementary Education from Western Governors University, and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon.
When she is not teaching or studying, she enjoys spending time with family. She currently lives in Vancouver with her husband, Christian, and her daughters Cassidy (three) and Courtney (one). Her husband and she both grew up in Oregon but moved to Vancouver, WA about 3 years ago.
She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to work at Sonshine Christian. This was truly a calling from God and a way that He has allowed her to incorporate my love for teaching and my Christian faith. She is proud to work amongst amazing, inspirational, Christ-like educators and she is so happy to be here! You may e-mail Mrs. Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org
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