Light up the room with kindness.

Mrs. Karla Gates



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. 



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