James D. Gates

Pre-K teacher

Employed at school since:
May 1998


20+ years of teaching experience at Kirkland Children’s School

–Pre-k Teacher (2013 to present)

–Preschool (2001 – 2013)

–Before and After School (1999-2001)

Ongoing Early Childhood Education classes through STARS

Favorite Children’s Books:

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Interests/ Hobbies:
I enjoy camping, traveling, and shopping.

“I love to teach preschool because it is such an incredible year of growth for a child. In my classroom there is hands on learning through play and exploration. I provide a fun, safe, and comfortable learning environment.”

I was born and raised in Eastern Washington and I have three siblings. I was married on 12-13-14 at 10:11am!


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