Mrs. Cates and her family.

Phone: 803-476-4200


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Emily Cates

I am so excited about being the Reading Coach at Irmo Elementary School. I started teaching at IES 10 years ago in Kindergarten. I have also taught 1st and 3rd grade. I love being a part of the IES Hive. I grew up in the Irmo area and attended District Five schools from 2nd grade through high school graduation. I have my Bachelor's degree from USC Upstate and my Master's degree from the University of South Carolina. I have two amazing children with my husband, Danny. We love spending time near water or on the soccer field. I can't wait to get into our classrooms and grow our readers and writers!