About Ms. Bates

Hi my name is Christiana Bates, this is my first year at McDowell. I am the Teacher Assistant for Pre-k. I graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a BA in Criminal Justice and minor in Paralegal Studies. I am currently in school receiving my Master's in Psychology. I have been a Teacher Assistant working in CPS for three years. My background and passion is working with Autistic children. I love teaching and building a bond with my students, while pushing them to be the best because THEY ARE OUR FUTURE!


In my spare time, I like learning, exploring, and understanding different cultures. I love to travel and visit historical landmarks. I also enjoy swimming, reading, and shopping.