Phone: 803-981-1239


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Secondary English, Appalachian State University M.Ed. English Education, Converse College National Board Certified Teacher 2012 SC Teacher of the Year Gifted and Talented Certification Advanced Placement Certification

Dr. Patti Tate

Advanced Studies Coordinator

English/Social Studies Coordinator

2012 SC State Teacher of the Year

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
As a teacher with over thirty years of experience, I believe in Dr. King’s quote and his words serve as the foundation of my classroom.

Currently I serve as the Advanced Studies Coordinator and the English and Social Studies Program Coordinator; additionally, I teach English 101 classes. I am also the Olympians Advisor, an organization for senior leaders who serve as ambassadors for our school.