Phone: 476-4460


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Delaware Nationally Board Certified Master's Degree, University of South Carolina

Mr. Bates

This is my 31st year of teaching! Twenty-two of them have been here at River Springs. I grew up in Pennsylvania and attended the University of Delaware. I am married and have a daughter starting at USC and a son at DFHS. I am very excited to be teaching 4th grade! My favorite book is Holes by Louis Sachar, and I love Harry Potter!  Our puppy, Mabel, keeps me pretty busy when I am at home.   I also enjoy playing guitar and playing golf when I have time.