Mrs. Pate & Mrs. Taylor



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Mrs. Pate & Mrs. Taylor

Have a great Summer!!!


Mrs. Pate:  

I am a native of Wayne County.  In 2015, I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education.  I have been a Tar Heel all my life and love cheering for the Heels!  This is my fourth year as a kindergarten teacher and my fourth year at GKE.  Go Wildcats!

I love watching baseball, and I especially enjoy watching the Tar Heels play!   I also love to cook, spend time with family and friends, and read.  In November 2016 I married my wonderful husband, Adam, who is a PE teacher at North Drive Elementary and baseball coach at Charles B. Aycock High School.  In October we will welcome a baby girl to our family!


Mrs. Taylor:

Hi, I'm a Wilson County girl transplanted into Johnston Co. 24 years ago. I have been married for 39 years to a wonderful man, Aubrey and we are the parents of 2 boys and the grandparents of a 15 year old boy and a 9 year old girl, whom we totally adore. This will be my 24th year being a TA and a bus driver for GKE. I absolutely love my job! Before that I was a stay at home mom to my children until my oldest was in 10th grade and youngest was in 8th. I also kept several other children as well. I am a huge Duke fan to basketball.  I also enjoy traveling and spending time with my family. I am excited to get this year started with your little one!

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