Degrees and Certifications:
Masters and Educational Specialist
- Mr. Tate has been a teacher in Spotsylvania Schools since 1992. He has taught special education, gifted education, elementary school, middle school, and high school as well as serving four years as an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher. Since coming to the Career & Technical Center in 2009, Mr. Tate has added a Masters and Educational Specialist degree to his college credentials and is working on the research phase of a Doctorate program in Curriculum & Instruction. He holds a Virginia Postgraduate Professional Teaching License with endorsements in Computer Systems Technology (K-12), Early Education (K-4), and Middle Education (4-8) in all core subjects.
- Mr. Tate has worked with Information and Instructional Technologies as a trainer for Spotsylvania Schools, The Virginia Department of Education, and a host of statewide and national reform initiatives. He owned and operated a local network consulting firm for fifteen years, and worked on IT and networking projects for the Army, Virginia Tech, the Virginia Association of Science Teachers, the Virginia Department of Education, J.C. Whitney Auto Parts online, and the Volkswagen Auto Group. His certification training credentials include CompTIA A+ and Cisco CCNA.
- In addition to teaching, the Courtland High School Alumnus has served as a counselor at the Rappahanock Juvenile Detention Center and local youth pastor, worship leader, associate pastor, and Chaplain for the Boy Scouts of America. He has also worked in Spotsylvania Schools as a middle school Athletic Director, football coach, track & field coach, softball coach, basketball coach, and golf coach. Mr. Tate's wife, also a teacher in Spotsylvania Schools, and three children have all attended Spotsylvania Schools - and his wife and two oldest children are Courtland High School graduates.
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