Hello! My name is Mrs. Gaten. I am the ESL teacher here at Pine View. I have been teaching for 9 nine years in various grade levels and exceptionalities. My first two years of teaching were in special education teaching Autistic students as well as students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorder. But most of my teaching experience has been with Kindergarten. I received my ESL certification from Tulane in 2015 and have loved teaching English learners ever since the day I started. I am a lover of English/Language Arts and Reading.
I enjoy working with all ages, as my goal is to mentor and teach college students. I have a B.A. in Elementary Education and a M.A. in Reading. I am currently working towards a PhD in General Psychology with an emphasis in cognition and instruction. With my education and experiences, my hope is to continue growing as a teacher.
I have a large family with my husband and five kids, ages 10 months, 3 years old, 7 years old, 8 years old, and 10 years old. I enjoy spending time with my family watching movies and playing games. But when I have spare time, I am usually catching up on rest.
I am so happy to be a part of the Pine View Middle School community! I look forward to working with my wonderful ESL students.