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    Governor Lee has closed school buildings for students physically to return for the remainder of this semester. However, the school system will continue online learning throughout the last instructional day of the school year. ECS will receive guidance as the COVID task force meets in the days to come. The feeding programs will continue as scheduled. We will be sending out information about other events important to parents and students early next week. Please continue social distancing and good hygiene to decrease the spread of the virus in our area. We will provide updates about the 2020-2021 School Year

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Hello, My name is Regina Cates and I currently serve as HME Math Interventionist.  I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in K-8 Education and a Master of Education in Leadership and  Supervision pre-K through 12 from ETSU.

I began my teaching career in Elizabethton City Schools at East Side Elementary where I taught Kindergarten and 1st grade. During my time at ES I was awarded the State of TN Social Studies Council “Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year”.

After ten years at East Side I went into Administration as Assistant Principal then Principal at T.A. Dugger Junior High from 1996 to 2007.  I decided to return to my true love which is teaching and taught 6th - 8th grade Reading and Writing Lab.

I then transferred to Harold McCormick Elementary in 2008 and taught fourth grade self-contained classroom for several years. We then departmentalized and I taught Science and Socials Studies then Math.  I was honored to be chosen by my peers to serve as Building and System Level Teacher of the year in 2009 and again 2016-17. Beginning the 2017 School Year I embarked on a new journey -- I became the K-5 Math Interventionist. 

From a young age I wanted to be a teacher and do not take the responsibility lightly. I am a  person who is actively engaged in the education of children. I have been fortunate to have varied experiences working with Elizabethton City School students.  Each new opportunity has brought it’s own unique rewards.  I am thankful for the relationships I have formed with students and adults; (parents and fellow educators). I enjoy the creativity and art of teaching and will strive to be a positive influence on young minds. I look forward to continuing to help students build their math skills and their love of learning!


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