• Tonya Pate

    Tonya Pate, Principal



    Texas Tech University, M.Ed. in Special Education

    Texas Tech University, B.S. in Education


    25 Years

    Assistant Principal, Crockett Early Childhood Center

    Educational Diagnostician, Crockett Early Childhood Center

    Special Education Teacher, Crockett Early Childhood Center

    Special Education Teacher, Clear Creek ISD

    First Grade Teacher, Canyon ISD

    Kindergarten Teacher, Lubbock ISD

    4th Grade Teacher, Lubbock ISD


    Philosophy of Education:

    I believe all students can learn. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten lay the foundation for that learning. Learning is a process that evolves and grows when cultivated. At the Early Childhood Center, we start the students on their journey of learning and provide an atmosphere where children enjoy learning. Our job as educators is not only to teach academic skills but also teach skills that will help our students be successful in the future. It is a blessing to work in a profession where you can witness these children grow academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. It is also a blessing to work with young children. Their enthusiasm and eagerness for learning is contagious. As a leader, I want to foster an environment where children will want to come to school and will be successful as they begin their educational journey.


    I have been married for 29 years to my husband, Ty. We have two children: Jackson and Ellen.