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 2017-2018 school year is the start of Ms. Pate's fourth year teaching at Sparkman High School. Ms. Pate currently teaches AP Chemistry and Physical Science and is one of the National Honor Society advisers.