Who is Tate? She teaches ceramics, drawing and glass art. But there's more.
Tate's art is always with her.
Tate is Henderson’s new art teacher. She teaches different forms of art including 3D installation and art journalism. Some fascinating facts about Tate are that she draws and designs all of her tattoos, was crowned prom queen in high school and hopes to make a positive impact on her students. The most interesting thing about Tate is her unique personality. She always tries to bring out the best in all of her students and to help them think positive and grow as artists. Welcome to Henderson Tate! ~BRE
Have you received any honors or awards:
I graduated in the top ten of my class.
Where did you grow up? I grew up in Chandler, Arizona and went to college in Flagstaff.
What are your views on political and social issues?
I protested gay rights in college, believe in pro-choice (it’s your body). “I’m pro ‘be yourself’, as long as you’re not harming others.”
Do you have a nickname?
Taters, Tater Tot, Tatifier, Taty King.
What is your favorite cuisine?
My favorite cuisine is Mexican.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Go to concerts
Where have you traveled? I have traveled to Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, Italy, Switzerland, Paris and London.
What’s hard about being a teacher?
The hardest thing is being young.
Favorite Movie? Silence of the Lambs
Favorite Music? Jared & the Mill, Grouplove, The Head & The Heart
Favorite Book? Looking for Alaska
Three words that describe you?
Outgoing, positive and sarcastic.
Any Hobbies? Photography, soccer, hiking, painting and drawing.
Best memory from when you were in high school?
Friday night football games and senior prom queen.
Where did you attend high school?
Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona
College and major? Graduated from Northern Arizona University and majored in art education and photography
What caused you to become a teacher? I wanted to make a positive impact on students, I love working with kids and I love art.
Why did you select Henderson as a place to teach?
It was the first job that I was offered out of college!
What do you most enjoy about Henderson?
The unique students who are able to be themselves.
What is your main goal for this year?
To be a positive influence and inspire students.
All time favorite teacher?
My high school English 9 teacher Mrs. Ewan. She really cared about her students.
Three things on your bucket list?
1. Skydive, 2. Go to Pride, 3. See 100 concerts
What else should we know about you?
I live with my best friend since middle school and our yellow lab puppy. I design my own tattoos. I LOVE sunflowers.