Melissa Bates

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Melissa Bates

I am currently a teacher here at Whitharral ISD. I teach 8-12th grade English and 12th grade art. I have been teaching at Whitharral for six years, but before I came to Whitharral, I taught at Crowell, Childress, and Vernon. I graduated from Tarleton State University where I studied English. I am happily married to my husband, Kyle Bates, who is the Ag teacher, and I have three children.  Carson is in the 4th grade, Hadley attends 1st grade, and Kaden is 4 years old. I enjoy reading in my spare time, which is slim with three children. I love Whitharral and all of my students.