Ms. Pate is originally from Hoover, AL. She holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Samford University and a Masters of Education from the University of West Alabama. Before transitioning into the field of education, Ms. Pate worked as a Research Scientist for a Huntsville-based engineering company. The 2016-2017 school year is the start of Ms. Pate's third year teaching at Sparkman High School. Ms. Pate currently teaches Pre-AP and AP Chemistry and is one of the National Honor Society advisers.