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

Patti Tate

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 twenty-eight 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 Program Coordinator for English and Social Studies; additionally, I teach the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition class. I am also the Olympians Advisor, an organization for senior leaders who serve as ambassadors for our school.