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Mrs. Kim Tate
My name is Mrs. Kimberly Tate. I’m originally from Alexandria, Virginia. I grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I’m currently living in Suwanee, Georgia with my husband, and two teenage children. In my spare time, I enjoy horseback riding at the Equestrian Reserve, photography, and tent camping with my family. I graduated from North Georgia College and State University with an Undergraduate Degree in Early Childhood Education. I also have a Master’s Degree in Gifted Education from the University of Connecticut. I completed my Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Piedmont University. Gwinnett and Forsyth County have provided me with 21+ years of teaching experience in Elementary Gifted Education.
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Mrs. Wendy Wing
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." William Butler Yeats.
Teaching is what I was meant to do. I love motivating students to develop a passion to learn, to explore and to create. After graduating from The University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Elementary Education, I started my teaching career at North Habersham Middle School, teaching sixth grade language arts and social studies. In the years since, I have taught every grade from kindergarten through eighth. I earned my gifted certificate in 1998 and taught at The Torrance Center for Gifted Children at the University of Georgia. In the 1990’s, I was asked to present two units at the Georgia Middle School Conference and was recognized by Georgia's Secretary of State for the "Wall of Remembrance: Children of the Holocaust" unit. I was Teacher of the Year in 2019 for Sharon Elementary and was a semi-finalist in the county.
In 2017, I presented my unit on bats to the National Science Teachers Association’s National Conference in Los Angeles and in Atlanta, Georgia in 2018.
I coach the Sharon Robo Knights Robotic Team who in 2019 won first place in Georgia’s State Competition and represented Georgia at the FIRST LEGO League’s World Festival Competition in Houston Texas. The team placed third in the project presentation going against 120 teams from around the world. The team won first place at Georgia's State Competition in 2022 and is representing Georgia at University of Arkansas World Invitational.
I am married to Bruce, who is the best husband in the world, and we have two wonderful children, Megan and Jon. My family moved around the country due to my husband's job, and we have lived in multiple states throughout the country. We are happy to be settled in Georgia, near my mom and dad. Megan, our oldest, graduated from The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a degree in economics and political science. She was selected for Teach for America, where she taught in Phoenix, Arizona and where she met her husband, Nick. Megan and Nick had their first child, Lily, in September of 2019. Needless to say, she is the apple of our eyes. Megan is an assistant principal in a school in Nashville. Jon graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in accounting and is married to our wonderful daughter-in-law Lauren. We have two rescue dogs, Murphyand Roo, who bring us so much joy and are valued members of our family.