Meet Mrs. Bathgate

  • I would like to tell you a little bit about myself.  I attended the University of Delaware for my undergraduate degree in animal science.  I completed my masters degree in elementary education from Nazareth college.

    This is my 20th year working for Gates-Chili. I taught kindergarten for my first four years at Gates.  Then I taught second grade for eleven years. I was so excited when I got asked to go back to teaching kindergarten again. This is now my fifth year back at teaching  4- 6 year olds.  I have also worked at the Paul Road School, the Walt Disney School, and coached Cross Country in the high school.  

    I am a mom of two active boys named Dawson and Gavin. I also have a daughter named Merrick. Gavin is 17 years old and is he loves to take photographs. He also likes to take things apart and to rebuild them again. Dawson is 20 years old & he loves to run and fish. He just finished his sophomore year at the University of Massachusetts.  Merrick is 9 years old. She loves to play with our two dogs and ride her bike.  She attends school in East Rochester.

    Mr. Bathgate worked for Kodak for twelve years and completed his master's in health education. He currently is a wellness specialist. Mr. Bathgate coaches cross country and outdoor track, and is a track and field official. He likes fishing, & running.  He also enjoys spending time with our dogs, Diva and Patrick.

    Diva dog is spoiled and she thinks she is a princess. She loves cookies and to chase squirrels. Patrick loves to sleep and chase squirrels, and eat anything that falls on the floor.  We also have two frogs, named Peach and Blue & Green.




                                           Diva dog                                   Pat the dog