Welcome to the teacher page for Mr. Bates, science teacher at Meridian Middle School!

This is my first year teaching in Illinois, but I am not new to teaching. I have previously taught middle school sciences in Arizona (5 years) , 4th grade (1 year), and high school biology in Colorado (1 year).

I am a Chicago native, having grown up just outside the city. After college, I moved to Rifle, Colorado, and then to Kingman, Arizona.

I have my bachelors degree in elementary education through Governors State University with an additional certificate in middle school sciences.