Mr. Derrick Pate



Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education, UNC-Pembroke M.ed Elementary Education, Campbell University NBCT

Mr. Derrick Pate


My name is Derrick Pate. I was born and raised right here in Johnston County.  I attended UNC-Pembroke and Campbell University and have been teaching for 18 years.  This is my fourth year teaching at Four Oaks.  

  • 8:20-8:40  Morning Work

    8:40-9:00  Morning Meeting

    9:00-10:00  Math

    10:00-11:10- Writing/Science/Social Studies Block

    11:15-11:40  Lunch

    11:45-12:15  Fundations 

    12:15-1:45   ELA centers

    1:45-2:15 Recess/Snack

    2:20-3:10 Enrichment

    3:10-3:30  Finish Shared Integrated lesson

    3:45  Dismiss


    Our students will have gym these weeks and will need to remember to wear their sneakers:

    Week of Dec. 3, Jan 7, Feb 19, Mar. 13, April 15, May 28


    April 5th is a teacher workday.

    Spring break is April 19 through April 26.


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