About the Counselor:


Graduated from Clements High - 1999

Athens State University – 2004 With a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education

The University of West Alabama – 2010 Master’s Degree in School Counseling


I taught 2nd grade at West Limestone for three years. I taught kindergarten for four years at Cedar Hill Elementary. I have been the school counselor here for 8 years. A total of 15 years in education.


I am married to Rusty Bates he is Director of Transportation for Limestone County Schools. We have one daughter, Lauren, who is presently in 3rd grade here at Cedar Hill. We attend Refuge Church in Harvest. I am the Varsity Volleyball Coach at Ardmore High School.

When we aren’t on the ball field or on the volleyball court, we spend time at our home where we have cows, horses, and several dogs.

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