Hi! I am so excited to be a Wildcat. I am happily married (32 years) to the most wonderful man, Doug Bates. We have five children, two Marines (Sempre Fi) Josh and Caleb, a daughter,Rachel married to Matthew Jones, a graduated wildcat, and their precious 1-year old, Levi, sweet son, Isaiah, a Wildcat Sophomore, and a baby girl in heaven. I have taught HS English, yearbook and served as UIL Coordinating for seven years. I have already met soooo many wonderful WINKites, who have made my family feel such a part of this community. THANK YOU! Looking forward to a great year.