Light up the room with kindness.
Degrees and Certifications:
Moberly Area Community College Associate Degree in Business Missouri Western State University Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education Northwest Missouri State University Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction
Mrs. Karla Gates
Welcome to the first year of middle school!
This will be my 25th year of teaching 5th grade at Braymer Elementary. I grew up in Cairo, Missouri, and earned my bachelor's degree from Missouri Western in 1995. I later received my master's degree from Northwest in 2003.
I take pride in having high expectations for my students and practicing kindness and compassion. It is very rewarding to see my students grow into productive adults in the community. I even have the pleasure of working with some of them! I believe that education is of the utmost importance and I am always learning new things along with my students.
I enjoy spending time with my family on our farm north of Braymer. I have been married to Chuck Gates for 32 years and we have three children. Jason is a sophomore at Northwest Missouri State University and Stephanie is a sophomore at College of the Ozarks. Brian lives in Cairo and is the high school math teacher. He and Peggy have two children, Blake and Jasmine.
I am looking forward to a successful year. Please let me know if you have any questions.