Phone: 803.564.1000


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Elementary EducationGifted and Talented Certified

Mrs. Cates

Hello! I’m Mrs. Cates, and I am the Fourth Grade Science and Social Studies teacher here at Busbee Elementary! I love teaching fourth grade! This is my seventh year teaching. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Charleston Southern University in 2013, and my Gifted and Talented Endorsement from USC-Aiken in 2016. I plan to begin working on my Master's soon!

I am from Windsor, SC, but I currently live right here in Wagener with my husband, Mr. Cates. I am a huge football fan! I love the Carolina Gamecocks and the Houston Texans! This year, I have a new college team to cheer on -- The Presbyterian College Blue Hose, since I have a family member playing there now! Most of my Saturdays this fall will be spent in Clinton, SC, watching the games. I also love singing, and I am an active member of my church praise band.

I am really looking forward to working with a new group of students and families this year. If you ever need me or have a question about anything, please do not hesitate to contact me at school by phone or email. This is going to be a great year!