Tonya Pate, Principal
Texas Tech University, M.Ed. in Special Education
Texas Tech University, B.S. in Education
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.