I graduated from Dulles High School. Go Vikings! I completed my undergraduate degree from East Texas State University (now Texas A & M Commerce) with a B.S. in Elementary Education. I also have 12 hours in early Childhood Education and 30 hours of GT training. My husband also teaches ELA at First Colony Middle School! We have three grown children and three grandchildren. My husband's three sisters are elementary principals, and one is a superintendent. My loving parents, Dot and Jim Tate, live in Spring, along with my twin, Denise, who teaches French at Klein Collins High School. My brother, Ed and his wife, live in the Woodlands. My hobbies are traveling, reading and being with my beautiful family.